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Preparing for a return to office working: Part 3

Planning a safe return to the office presents many challenges for landlords and occupiers. Here we explore fit out contract issues as offices are altered and reconfigured

29 June 2020

Construction sector focuses on a safe return to work

We consider the UK government’s guidance to the construction industry on how to safely reopen sites following the COVID-19 lockdown
19 June 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

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

Construction contract drafting in a post-Brexit world: price fluctuation clauses

In the second of the series we look at whether price fluctuation clauses help the parties cope with the cost uncertainty of Brexit.
30 November 2016

Insolvency in construction: a contract toolkit

While post-Brexit data indicates that the economy performed better than expected in the short term, it is always prudent to assess insolvency risk. Here's a reminder of your legal defences.
29 November 2016

NEC3 contract notices: what to watch out for

In the second of the series of NEC3 articles we consider what you need to do to ensure notice is validly given under your contract.
29 November 2016

Corruption in construction – a warning

In light of Sweett Group's conviction under the Bribery Act's strict liability corporate offence, construction businesses must ensure that they have "adequate procedures" to prevent bribery.
29 November 2016

Government's Air Quality Plan quashed – what are the implications for construction?

The High Court tells the government to move more quickly and take tougher measures to address poor air quality. What does this mean for construction projects?
29 November 2016
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