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Brexit: The effects of leaving the EU on the UK construction industry

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Leaving the EU will undoubtedly have a huge impact on the construction sector in Britain, certainly in the short term. The UK construction industry has already hit uncertainty, the housebuilders’ share price falling through the floor being a clear indication of what is to come.

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Contractor and sub-contractor applications for payment requirements

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Back in 2011, amendments were made to the statutory payment notice and withholding notice regimes, first introduced by the Housing Grants Construction and Regeneration Act 1996.

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Contractors beware! What happens when you run out of dates for interim payment

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Construction & Engineering

Partner Andrew Ash looks at the latest ruling in Grove Developments v Balfour Beatty, and what this means for contractors.

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What’s best for landowners? A promotion or option agreement – it’s just like apples and pears

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A question frequently asked by landowners is what is the difference between an option agreement and a promotion agreement? And which should they enter into?

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Importance of accuracy in adjudications

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Construction & Engineering

In a recent case, University of Brighton-v-Dovehouse Interiors Ltd [2014], the court gave helpful clarification on what makes a final certificate in a JCT contract conclusive and binding.

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Net contribution clauses confirmed as effective

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In the recent case of West and Another-v-Ian Finlay Associates (a firm) [2014] the Court of Appeal held that a net contribution clause in a professional appointment was effective in limiting an architect’s liability.

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Ignore requests to mediate at your peril

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A party who doesn’t respond to an offer of mediation (whether to accept or decline) is likely to face costs sanctions regardless of the ultimate outcome of a Court (or Arbitration) case.

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Rush to judgment – enforcement of construction adjudicators’ decisions

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In the recent case of Alexander & Law Ltd-v-Coverside (21 BPR) Ltd the Technology and Construction Court provided invaluable guidance on how the Court will approach enforcement of Adjudicator’s Decisions in the context of insolvency.

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