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Routine Maintenance or Major Repair? The meaning of ‘design life’ obligations
Going forward, parties to construction contracts should note that ‘design life’ may equate to ‘lifetime to first major repair’.
Construct.Law - Summer 2020
Welcome to our summer edition of Construct.Law bringing your legal and commercial insight into issues facing the construction industry.
Adjudication v Insolvency Set-Off
We take a look at the recent Supreme Court decision and what it means for the industry.
Essential law: Variations - Part two
Sara considers some of the issues that can arise when valuing variations under a construction contract.
Essential law: Variations - Part one
Most construction contracts will include a definition of what is a “variation” under that contract.
Drones in construction – designing for urban air mobility
Exploring how the current environment will help to increase the use of drones in the construction industry for data collection.
Make Adjudication Great Again
Can proceedings on the ‘true value’ of final accounts trump a ‘smash and grab’ adjudication?
Labour compliance without tears: Modern slavery, Boohoo and the construction industry
How to take proactive steps to prevent modern slavery?
A question of capacity: College gives contractor expensive schooling in public law
When private sector parties are contracting with the public sector, there are some actions to consider.
Cut! A guide to severing adjudicators’ decisions
Considering the question of severance in enforcing an adjudicator’s decision?
Challenging an adjudicator’s decision – Reserve your right to do so carefully
What to take into consideration when reserving the right to challenge an adjudicator’s decision.