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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

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

Can a variation to a development agreement be challenged by interested parties?

A case that concerned a judicial review of a decision to vary a development agreement will make it more difficult for interested parties to challenge a procurement process.
21 March 2017

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Burges Salmon appointed to Tier 1 of the government CCS General Legal Services panel

The 12 firms on the panel will be preferred suppliers for the UK government.
14 March 2017

Off-payroll working in the public sector: a shift in responsibility

Public authorities engaging workers through intermediaries may soon become responsible for deducting tax and NICs from payments made to those intermediaries. Employers' NICs may also be payable.
07 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

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

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

Construction and engineering Pre-Action Protocol – revised and revitalised

The second edition of the Pre-Action Protocol for construction and engineering disputes came into force on 14 November. It aims to create a more proportionate, quicker and cheaper process. 
29 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

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

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
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