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Rubicon Vantage International PTE Ltd V. Krisenergy Ltd [2019] EWHC 2012 (Comm)
This case provides useful guidance on the application of rules of construction in relation to guarantees that display characteristics of both an "on-demand" guarantee and a "true guarantee," and where obligations are...
UK
21 Aug 2019
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Getting One Step Ahead Of The Trespassers
The recent case of Vastint Leeds BV v Persons Unknown is a welcome decision for developers, who are concerned about the possibility of trespassers on large development sites.
UK
31 Oct 2018
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Parties Free To Allocate The Risk Of Concurrent Delay In Construction
It is for this reason that parties, as was the case in North Midland, seek to introduce wording to reverse that potential outcome.
UK
17 Sep 2018
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Time For Plan B? Amending A Planning Scheme.
In today's volatile markets the commercial viability of a project can change in the time it takes to implement a hard-won planning consent and even after works have begun.
UK
3 Apr 2017
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A Construction Industry Scheme Is Taxing For Both Landlords And Tenants
A landlord can be deemed to be a contractor when they spend over an average of £1,000,000 a year for three consecutive years on construction operations.
UK
4 Nov 2016
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Construction Industry Scheme - Taxing Our Landlords And Tenants
The Construction Industry Scheme requires contractors to withhold tax from payments to subcontractors in relation to certain construction work
UK
4 Nov 2016
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Update On Small Scale Developments
Following on from our posting about the removal of the exemption of small scale developments from affordable housing contributions, please note that the Court of Appeal reversed the High Court's decision.
UK
14 Jul 2016
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Defects During The Project Life Cycle: FIDIC and UAE law
Defects affect construction projects throughout their life-cycle – from design to construction to use.
United Arab Emirates
31 May 2016
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Small Developments Affordable Housing News
Following the government's successful appeal last week against the decision in the West Berkshire Council and Reading Borough Council case nearly a year ago, the National Planning Practice Guidance will be amended again.
UK
23 May 2016
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Building Around A Tenant
The court found that the way the scaffolding was designed and erected paid no or little regard to the tenant's interests and was therefore entirely unreasonable.
UK
19 May 2016
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The Sky's The Limit…
What would you do if; 1.your property development business had obtained planning permission to construct a 62 storey tower comprising 200,714 sq.m;
UK
11 Apr 2016
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CDM Regulations 2015: Have You Appointed Your Principal Designer Yet?
In April 2015, the new Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (the Regulations) came into force and the transition period is about to come to an end. Are you ready?
UK
1 Oct 2015
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CDM Regulations Are Changing
The construction industry is preparing itself for new health and safety practices as a result of the CDM Regulations 2015 which will come into force on 1 April 2015.
UK
25 Feb 2015
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Expo 2020 - Part 5: Managing And Resolving Construction Disputes
Since Dubai’s successful 2020 Expo bid, development of new and re-invigorated construction projects has increased significantly.
United Arab Emirates
21 Nov 2014
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BRING ME SUNSHINE: UK Government Reviewing Support For Renewable Projects From The Renewable Obligation Scheme
The Government is again reviewing the support it gives for renewable projects from the Renewables Obligation Scheme.
UK
27 Oct 2014
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Town And Village Greens - Improvements For Developers
ew procedures will make it harder to register land as a town or village green (‘TVG’). This is one of the Government’s many measures for lessening the impediments to property development. Two recent cases about registered TVGs have also been decided in favour of development.
UK
15 Feb 2014
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SFO Sweeping The Focus To Construction And Energy Industries
In a recent speech, David Green, the Director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) stated that the agency would adopt a "sweep" approach, focusing on specific industries, to identify businesses which might be breaking the law.
UK
16 Nov 2013
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UK Bribery: Construction In The Cross-Hairs
The UK’s Serious Fraud Office has made clear that its anti-bribery investigations are focussed on two industries in particular: construction and energy. Construction firms especially are under-prepared for the risks which this new approach will bring, and need to take action quickly. The UK’s Serious Fraud Office has made clear that its anti-bribery investigations are focussed on two industries in particular: construction and energy. Construction firms especially are under-prepared for the r
UK
16 Nov 2013
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Planning Update
There have been a number of minor legislative changes recently, which we felt cumulatively merited a new post.
UK
23 Oct 2013
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Termination for Convenience - An Unfettered Right. Discuss.
In addition to a party’s right to bring a contract to an end at common law, most engineering and construction contracts contain provisions allowing the parties to terminate a contract should certain circumstances arise, for example, serious or repeated default or insolvency.
UK
30 Jul 2013
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