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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

Autumn Statement 2016 – a mixed bag for real estate

Amid welcome measures to stimulate house building, there is disappointment that the Chancellor's Autumn Statement did not take the opportunity to remove barriers to real estate investment.
24 November 2016

NEC3 Activity Schedules: get them right or suffer the pain

Activity Schedules under the NEC3 forms of contract – there's more to them than meets the eye. A failure to understand their subtleties can lead to confusion and serious cash flow implications.
28 September 2016

JCT 2016 Edition: what does the Minor Works Contract tell us about what's in store?

The remaining tranches of the JCT 2016 Edition seem likely to be published in short order. We review the Minor Works suite and highlight key themes which look set to run throughout.
28 September 2016

Does the Thames Tideway Tunnel show the way for post-Brexit infrastructure funding?

Brexit raised concerns about the future funding of infrastructure. We consider whether the innovative Thames Tideway Tunnel funding model shows the way for the delivery of other projects.
28 September 2016

Construction contract drafting in a post-Brexit world: change of law clauses

Brexit sent shockwaves through the construction sector. Now the dust has settled we look at how change of law clauses may be drafted and negotiated differently.
28 September 2016

The Project Bank Account: permanent fixture or passing trend?

During economic uncertainty, the construction industry (and government) often looks for ways to alleviate common payment problems on projects. Are Project Bank Accounts part of the answer?
28 September 2016

Is domestic arbitration set for a resurgence?

Domestic arbitration has been overtaken by adjudication and the efficiency of the TCC. With uncertainty over Brexit and the increased cost of litigation is arbitration set for resurgence?
28 September 2016

Costs in adjudication: can you recover using the Late Payment Act?

Does the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 provide a way of claiming costs in adjudication? The recent case of Lulu v Mulalley has reignited debate.
28 September 2016

Public procurement: when is a development agreement not a public works contract?

A review of R (Faraday Development Ltd) v West Berkshire Council and another which offers guidance on how development agreements can be structured to fall outside the scope of public procurement law.
22 September 2016

Brexit: implications for UK construction

This note considers some of the implications for the UK construction sector following Brexit.
18 July 2016

Protection of posted construction workers

Construction workers who are posted to the UK from another EU Member State will soon enjoy additional rights under new regulations. We explain what the regulations mean for the construction sector.
15 June 2016
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