Construct.Law - Summer 2018
Welcome to the summer edition of Construct.Law
Welcome to our summer 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.
A whole new kind of building blocks
In this article, David Savage explains blockchain and explores how blockchain technologies could significantly impact the construction industry.
Robotics in Construction: The Legal Issues
Our construction team discusses the growing use of automation and robotics in the construction industry.
Legal responsibility and 3D printing
In this article, we address 3D printing in relation to the construction industry.
Collapse of Carillion – implications for the private sector
Andrew Keeley discusses the demise of the UK’s second-largest construction company, Carillion and the significant implications for the private sector.
Smash, grab but then return
Kyle Sethi provides an overview on the recent case law, Grove Developments v S&T in respect of a ‘smash and grab’ adjudication.
Timing is everything
Our construction expert, Steve Carey explores a recent judgment which looks at the age-old question of when a cause of action accrues – alter it at your peril.
When all risks insurance doesn't always cover all risks
A case between Leeds Beckett University and Travelers Insurance Company provides a reminder that all-risks insurance does not cover all eventualities.
News & Insights
Online Harms – the end of self-regulation for tech giants?
The Home Office and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) have published their long-awaited Online Harms White Paper.
Levels, levels, levels - adding floors to existing structures
In a world where major cities have a lack of vacant space adding levels to existing structures is way to increase usable space and value.