Construct.Law - Winter 2017
Welcome to the winter edition of Construct.Law
Welcome to our winter edition of Construct.Law bringing you legal and commercial insight into issues facing the construction industry. Please do get in touch to suggest future topics.
Our sister publication, Infra.Law focuses on the domestic and international infrastructure sector.
Driving construction productivity through disruptive innovation and collaboration
In this article, we explore the impact of digital disruption in the construction industry in the forthcoming years.
If the advice isn’t right
In this article, we consider the consequences of a construction professional providing the wrong advice in a construction project. Could they be liable?
Rights to Light: development risks from blocking out light
Our market leading property litigation team discusses the problems facing developers' in relation to Rights of Lights claims.
Five gender pay reporting pitfalls in the Construction Industry
Our employment expert, Emma Bartlett sets out the guidelines on the upcoming mandatory obligatory gender pay reporting for large employers (250+) in the construction industry.
Construction Case Law update
Our Construction team discusses the recent legal developments in the Construction industry.
The New NEC4: what are the changes?
The new NEC4 suite of contracts was released on 22 June 2017. We set out a summary of the key changes in the NEC4 and a brief summary of the two new contract forms.
BIM: Legal Issues
In our final article, we discuss the contractual points to be considered when embarking upon a BIM project.
When can you set off claims against different elements of a project
The Court’s decision raises important drafting considerations for construction contracts involving multiple elements of a project.
Drafting terms and conditions or negotiating a contract? Be wary of "unusual" and "exorbitant" exclusion clauses
When drafting a set of terms and conditions, companies must adhere to the requirements contained in the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977
Stop, collaborate and listen: Top 10 Tips with Collaboration Agreements
Providing you with the top ten tips on collaboration agreements - what should you know?
Phase out of temporary restrictions on use of winding up petitions
Hannah takes a look at the recent UK Government announcement on statutory demands and the presentation of winding up petitions
Fiona Edmond and Mark Smith write for Property Week on data centres as an infrastructure asset class
The complexity of operational issues is something those new to the sector may not anticipate and interest is likely to increase.
Preparing your company for sale
We set out here some initial steps to consider in anticipation of a sale.
ESG investment and the challenges for trustees
What challenges does the ESG revolution present for trustees of private family trusts?
The impact of COVID-19 on commercial and residential tenancies
What impact has COVID-19 had on commercial and residential tenancies? Read more here.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises discoverIE on its acquisition of Antenova
discoverIE is a leading international designer, manufacturer and supplier of customised electronics to industry.
Q&A: Separate blocks, common parts and enfranchisement
Miriam Seitler and Lauren Fraser answer queries relating to leaseholders seeking to acquire the freehold.
Coded messages for landlords and tenants
“What does the code of practice mean for landlords and tenants? Read more here”
The family court’s role in micro managing 'trivial' disputes
The recent decision has dealt with the family court’s role in micro managing “trivial” disputes in relation to children
International Arbitration in India and Around the World
Rupa Lakha joined the panel discussing the latest developments in construction and dispute resolution.
Taxing horizons and fiscal black holes
A super-massive black hole at the centre of the nation’s finances means that tax reform and rates rises look increasingly likely.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Acora on acquisition of Westgate IT
Westgate IT specialises in providing IT support to businesses in the South West.
Q&A: Wrestling with restrictive covenants
Camilla Lamont (barrister at Landmark Chambers) and Real Estate Disputes Partner Emma Humphreys answer a pair of covenant queries
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Grape Paradise on the acquisition of a fine wine business
Charles Russell Speechlys has advised Grape Paradise on the acquisition of the Sarment Group in the China Mainland territories.
Grab the tail by the horns - Why is tail spend so critical in today’s outsourced portfolio?
It’s usually invisible, but in all likelihood, you’ve got tail spend.
Property Patter: post-pandemic lease renewals
Here we discuss some of the trends in the cases we have seen so far on rent, interim rents, pandemic clauses and other issues.