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Mining, Agricultural And Construction Equipment Financing: Development Of A Fourth Protocol To The Cape Town Convention On Matters Specific To Mining, Agricultural And Construction Equipment (MAC Protocol)
The Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment, signed on November 16, 2001, in Cape Town (the "Cape Town Convention") establishes an international regime for the creation...
19 Sep 2019
The Court Of Appeal Considers Milestone Payments In Construction Contracts And The Requirement For An Adequate Payment Mechanism
In July 2018, we reported on the first instance decision in CIMC MBS Ltd (formerly Verbus Systems Ltd) v Bennett (Construction) Ltd [2018] in which the Technology and Construction Court (TCC)
12 Sep 2019
BESTECH Acquires Primary Power Group
On Aug. 30, 2019, Boudreau-Espley-Pitre Corporation (o/a BESTECH) acquired substantially all of the assets of Primary Power Designs Inc. (o/a Primary Power Group) for an undisclosed consideration.
10 Sep 2019
Ontario To Enact Sweeping Changes To The Planning And Development Regime
On May 2, 2019, the Ontario Government announced major changes to the planning and development regime through its Housing Supply Action Plan
29 Aug 2019
Do Approved Inspectors Owe A Duty Under S.1(1) Of The Defective Premises Act 1972 In The Exercise Of Their Building Control Functions?
Continuing in our series on the implications following the Grenfell Tower disaster, we consider the Court of Appeal judgment in The Lessees and Management Company of Herons Court v NHBC Building
16 Aug 2019
Electric Vehicle Charging Points: Every Home Should Have One
On 15th July 2019, almost unnoticed amid the sound and fury of the Conservative leadership contest, the Department for Transport issued a public consultation on proposals
16 Aug 2019
Amendments To The Construction Act
The Authorized Nominating Authority ("ANA") under amendments to the Construction Act ("Act") coming into force for contracts entered into or procured after October 1, 2019 has been designated to ADR Chambers Inc.
30 Jul 2019
Bonding With The Queen Over Construction Projects
Construction liens are arguably the most useful legal tool to ensure that contractors and workers are paid. Arising from the moment services and/or materials are provided to a construction project
26 Jul 2019
Ensure Your Contracts Reflect Your Intention – Say What You Mean (And What Might Happen If You Don't)
The decision in Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd v ABC Electrification Ltd [2019] is a clear example of the courts' approach to contractual interpretation, focusing primarily on one clause of the contract.
22 Jul 2019
Can A Company In A CVA Refer A Dispute To Adjudication?
In January 2019, we reported on the Court of Appeal judgment on the two conjoined appeals of Bresco Services Ltd v Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd and Cannon Corporate Ltd v Primus Build Ltd.
11 Jun 2019
Can A Town And Village Green Application Impede Development Of Land Identified For "Potential Development"?
The Court of Appeal (CA) has recently upheld the High Court's decision, in Wiltshire Council & Others v Cooper Estates Strategic Land Ltd, to reject the designation of land as a Town and Village Green (TVG). The CA reviewed the facts in detail and arrived at the conclusion that the land had 'potential' for development and therefore met the criteria for one of the 'trigger events' contained within the Commons Act 2006.
7 Jun 2019
Can A Threat To Take A Lawful Act Give Rise To Economic Duress?
Where one party to a contract (A) exerts illegitimate pressure on another (B) such that B has no practical alternative but to accede to A's demands ...
7 Jun 2019
Prompt Payment In Canada: Recent Developments
Since our original article on prompt payment reforms across Canada was published in May 2018, there have been several developments across the country ...
30 May 2019
Sooner Than You Think: Getting Ready For Prompt Payment In Ontario
The construction industry is about the change. On October 1, 2019, the prompt payment and adjudication amendments to the Construction Act will become law.
28 May 2019
Further Amendments To The Construction Act And Regulations
Otto von Bismarck is supposed to have said that laws are like sausages-it will be better for your peace of mind if you don't watch them being made.
9 May 2019
Bill 66 Becomes Law, Changing Overtime And Union Representation Of Some Employees In Construction
Since its election last year, Ontario's conservative government has undertaken a number of revisions to the province's labour and employment laws.
17 Apr 2019
10 Proptech Predictions For 2019
The Proptech sector was predicted to have received US$4.6billion worth of funding in 2018.
17 Apr 2019
Latest Court Of Appeal Decision On Practical Completion - Key Points
In 2018, we reported on the Technology and Construction Court judgment (TCC) in Mears Ltd v (1) Costplan Services (South East) Ltd (2) Plymouth (Notte Street) Ltd and (3) J.R. Pickstock Ltd
17 Apr 2019
Termination And The Inapplicable Liquidated Damages Clause
Until the recent Court of Appeal judgment in Triple Point Technology Inc v PTT Public Company Ltd, the generally held view was that in delay cases where the contract works ...
9 Apr 2019
The Basics: Limitation & Commencing Proceedings - How Long Do I Have To Make A Claim?
While parties are encouraged to take pre-action steps to resolve their disputes without recourse to the courts (and many are able to).
3 Apr 2019
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