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Competition Regulator Sharpens Focus On Construction Sector
The Competition and Markets Authority's (CMA) Chief Executive, Andrea Coscelli raised concerns in April at "seeing a lot of evidence of anti-competitive conduct ...
UK
6 Jun 2019
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Hitachi Zosen Inova AG Ltd v John Sisk + Son Ltd – The Same Disputes, But Different?
In a recent decision by the Technology and Construction Court (TCC), Judge Stewart-Smith has clarified the position when determining whether two adjudications are "the same or substantially the same"
UK
16 Apr 2019
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Compulsory Sales Orders – Threat Or Opportunity For Vacant Or Derelict Land?
Many communities in Scotland are all too aware of the problems associated with living next to land or buildings that are lying vacant or derelict
UK
28 Mar 2019
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Construction Case Law Update - Top 5 Adjudication Cases Of 2018 (Video)
This two-part webinar series explores the top construction court cases from 2018, to provide an understanding of the key developments in construction law and adjudication practice...
UK
27 Mar 2019
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Planning And Housebuilding: We Are Simply Not Building Enough
The Planning (Scotland) Bill is due to be debated in the Scottish Parliament in the next couple of months. It has taken a long time to get here.
UK
22 Mar 2019
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Crown Commercial Service Launches £30bn Construction Works Framework Agreement
The Crown Commercial Service has published the Contract Notice for its new Construction Works and Associated Services Framework.
UK
14 Feb 2019
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Scottish Budget 2019/20: Proposal To Raise The Additional Dwelling Supplement To 4%
ADS is an additional amount of Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) payable on the purchase of a second residence in Scotland, e.g. a second home or a buy-to-let property.
UK
15 Jan 2019
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Limiting Liability: Construction Law Webinar
This webinar focuses on limiting liability. It considers the different forms that limits on liability can take and the constraints on the use of such clauses.
UK
4 Dec 2018
9
Grove Developments Ltd V S&T (UK) – Will ‘Smash And Grab' Claims Continue?
The recent appeal case Grove Developments Ltd v S&T (UK) ("Grove") has triggered a lot of discussion on the impact of ‘smash and grab' adjudications. Here we consider the key points of the case...
UK
22 Nov 2018
10
Webinar - Construction Law Update: Enforcing Rights (Video)
This webinar is the second in a series. 'Enforcing rights' addresses enforcing rights under construction contracts such as through termination, suspension, payment processes, termination and adjudication.
UK
6 Nov 2018
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Speak With Us About The Draft Legislation Intending To Introduce A Separate Licensing Regime For Short Term Property Lets
On Wednesday 24th October a Committee of MSPs voted to bring "short term letting" of dwelling houses under the control of the Planning Regime.
UK
31 Oct 2018
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Cabin Fever: Return Of The Hut
Not-for-profit Reforesting Scotland's "Thousand Huts" campaign has spearheaded the regrowth of the hutting community, previously almost entirely eradicated by increasingly strict building regulations.
UK
26 Sep 2018
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Gender-Neutral Construction Contracts: The Future Norm?
Lawyers are often criticised for using overly complex legal and technical wording in contracts.
UK
26 Sep 2018
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Property Developer Receives Custodial Sentences For Serious Demolition Site Safety Breaches
Construction is dangerous business. Whilst the number of deaths has decreased in recent years, in 2017-2018 there were 38 construction worker fatalities across the UK ...
UK
4 Sep 2018
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TCC Round Three: Vinci Construction UK Limited v Beumer Group UK
The sub-contract between Vinci Construction UK Limited (Vinci) and Beumer Group UK Limited for Beumer to install a baggage handling system at Gatwick Airport has spawned multiple disputes, with seven adjudications,,,
UK
15 Aug 2018
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Webinar Recording: Resolving Rural Disputes - Ransom Strips In Rural Land Development (Part 2) (Video)
The dynamic nature of rural dispute resolution makes it a practice area that is constantly changing. Our rural litigation experts discuss ...
UK
4 Jul 2018
17
Webinar Recording: Insolvency In Construction Projects - Insurance And Other Protective Measures (Video)
Insurance and insolvency are headline issues for the construction industry. While insurance has long been a feature and requirement of construction projects, it can also be complex ...
UK
14 Jun 2018
18
Webinar Recording: Insurance For Construction Projects - The Basics
The first webinar of this two-part series explores the basics of construction insurance.
UK
24 May 2018
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A Recent Decision Confirms That A Failure By An Adjudicator To Consider A Material Defence Is A Failure To Exhaust Its Jurisdiction
The case of DC Community Partnerships Limited v Renfrewshire Council confirms that a failure by an adjudicator to address a material defence which a party is entitled to state is a failure to...
UK
10 Jan 2018
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Consultation On The 2011 Changes To The Construction Act
As part of its commitment to better regulation, the UK Government has released a consultation to support a review of the changes to the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 ...
UK
9 Jan 2018
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