Construction & Regulatory


2nd October 2020

The Court’s approach to labour claims based on timesheets

Notwithstanding the increase in recent years in the use of biometric data and turnstile data to support claims for hours worked by site labour, the humble timesheet remains,…

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6th August 2020

Damages for lost profit on cancelled O&M contract not too remote when preceding D&B contract terminated

In a case that may have significant ramifications for engineering projects, the Privy Council has concluded that a claim for damages for breach of a Design and Build…

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4th August 2020

Court proceedings may be stayed until payment of an adjudication award, but won’t be struck out

Following the Court of Appeal’s decision in Grove v S&T, parties to construction contracts know that a paying party in a smash and grab adjudication will need to…

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29th July 2020

Building Safety Bill Published

The Government has recently published the Building Safety Bill, which is its attempt to respond to the issues raised by the Grenfell Tower fire, which were highlighted by…

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19th June 2020

Does social distancing or the two-metre rule have force of law?

There is plenty of confusion about what you can and cannot do during lockdown and the situation is a fast moving one! There has been significant (and sometimes…

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18th June 2020

Insolvent company can adjudicate at any time

Court of Appeal’s decision in Bresco -V- Lonsdale [2019] overturned As anyone familiar with construction law will know, it is a fundamental principle that a party with a…

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17th June 2020

Government funding for the remediation of non-ACM cladding buildings

It was the third anniversary of the Grenfell fire on 14 June 2020 but it is estimated that there are still around 2,000 residential buildings with potentially dangerous…

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11th June 2020

SDLT advantage of buying a vacant plot of land

When buying a new build property, the Stamp Duty Land Tax (“SDLT”) payable can often be a deterrent for purchasers thus, it is not uncommon for developers to…

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30th March 2020

Coronavirus and exercising rights of suspension for non-payment

Further to our article published last week here, outlining the position regarding possible entitlements to extensions of time and/or loss and expense in the context of force majeure…

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24th March 2020

COVID-19 and Construction Contracts

On 20 March 2020, we published our article in relation to the effect COVID-19 is having on companies in fulfilling their contractual obligations and the operation of any…

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