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Fitness for purpose: practical steps following MTN Hojgaard v E.ON

A discussion of the Supreme Court’s decision in MTN Hojgaard v E.On and practical steps for drafting and negotiating contracts that include a fitness for purpose obligation.
01 November 2017

What are deleterious materials?

We consider what is meant by 'deleterious' in the specification of materials for use in construction, and the contractual responsibilities of employers, contractors and developers.
19 October 2017

How to mitigate risk for large-scale infrastructure projects

Large-scale infrastructure projects present huge procurement challenges. Contracting parties can mitigate risk through careful contract drafting and negotiations.
12 October 2017

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

Waste projects: what issues can arise after the plant is built?

Commissioning and operational issues in waste projects can cause significant issues in achieving certification and generating anticipated revenues. This article addresses the most common issues.
12 September 2017

Battery storage: getting your construction and operation contracts right

Battery storage projects typically have multiple revenue streams and revenue contracts. We explore the challenges for parties looking to build, operate and finance battery storage projects.
05 September 2017

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

Technology in construction and infrastructure projects – future and current innovations

Technology in construction – how UK infrastructure is embracing the challenges of new and innovative technologies.
02 August 2017

Favours for friends – do you owe them a duty of care?

In the case of Lejonvarn v Burgess, the Court of Appeal examined whether a party has a duty of care when providing gratuitous professional advice to a friend.
01 August 2017

Autonomous vehicles: the future of the construction industry

Connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) have the potential to transform the construction industry.
28 July 2017

Publication

Perspectives on infrastructure: How can we improve the delivery of UK infrastructure?

Views from industry leaders and key decision makers on the challenges facing the infrastructure sector.
13 June 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
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