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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

Funding the UK’s infrastructure ambitions in a ‘post-PFI’ world

Many projects in the UK Infrastructure and Projects Authority's pipeline are dependent on private finance. In the absence of PFI/PF2, what other funding structures will help ensure delivery?
08 February 2019

Energy portfolio sales and financing: efficient due diligence on construction and O&M documents

Key due diligence points to consider for an energy portfolio transaction, stressing the importance of understanding typical red flags, asset lifecycle and effective document management.
11 January 2019

Two-stage tendering for developers: panacea or project management tool?

Developers should consider a number of factors when deciding whether to adopt a two-stage tendering strategy.  
18 August 2017

The Modern Slavery Act – making a statement in the construction industry

The Modern Slavery Act is an important step forward when addressing the problem of human trafficking and forced labour in the construction industry. 
05 May 2017

NEC3 contracts – how to maintain a Risk Register

Risk Registers are commonly misunderstood. We explain how to use and maintain a risk register in the administration of an NEC3 contract.
19 April 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

NEC3 compensation events: don't get caught out

In the third of the series of NEC3 articles we highlight important differences between the NEC3 approach to assessing compensation events and that of other standard forms of construction contract.
25 January 2017
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