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Construction contract execution during COVID-19 and beyond

Electronic signatures, data rooms, Mercury execution? Evolving working arrangements mean we should all double check exactly how to execute construction documents
01 September 2020

COVID-19 impact on construction disputes – our top tips for virtual proceedings

The pandemic has significantly changed how construction claims are dealt with. We look at the impact on adjudication, arbitration and litigation
14 August 2020

Adjudication reinstated as a tool for liquidators following Supreme Court judgment

Liquidators welcome the Supreme Court judgment in Bresco v Lonsdale, which confirms that the right to refer disputes to Adjudication remains unfettered
09 July 2020

Contract execution: past, present and future

Smart contracts could revolutionise aspects of the construction industry. However, a recent case highlights some of the hurdles to overcome before the UKJT’s digital vision can be fully realised
23 December 2019

Collateral warranties: How long is your liability in Scotland?

We comment on the recent Court of Session (Inner House) decision on limitation periods under a collateral warranty in Scotland. The Scottish position once again reflects the position in England
13 November 2019

A to Z of construction disputes: Avoidance and resolution – Part 2: N to Z

This two-part article explains some of the key concepts that anyone involved in the construction industry needs to know in order to avoid or resolve construction disputes
28 May 2019

A to Z of construction disputes: Avoidance and resolution – Part 1: A to M

This two-part article explains some of the key concepts that anyone involved in the construction industry needs to know in order to avoid or resolve construction disputes
14 May 2019

Construction disputes in complex projects: getting your dispute resolution procedure right

Complex projects raise a number of difficulties when it comes to dispute resolution. What are the key considerations and how can you best address these in your dispute resolution procedure?
28 September 2017

Adjudication enforcement: administration is no escape route

In South Coast Construction Ltd v Iverson Road Ltd, the Technology and Construction Court found that an administration moratorium should not prevent enforcement.  
06 April 2017

Contract rectification is the last resort

Contracting parties can help themselves and avoid expensive rectification proceedings by getting the contract right at the outset.
30 March 2017

Mediation: will all your communications be confidential and without prejudice?

Mediation is usually confidential and without prejudice but that is not always the case. We consider the Court of Appeal decision in Ferster v Ferster [2016] EWCA Civ 717.
25 January 2017

Adjudication: are "smash and grabs" a thing of the past?

The Technology and Construction Court (TCC) has looked at several "smash and grab" construction adjudication cases recently. Have "smash and grabs" had their day?
25 January 2017
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