Construct.Law - Winter 2019
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.
Hacking through the JCT Payment Mechanism and Adjudication?
In this article, Michael O'Connor discusses the potential implications in Grove v S&T on the JCT’s interim payment mechanism as well as smash and grab adjudications.
Letters of intent: Friend or foe?
Our Construction team addresses recent case law in relation to letters of intent.
What the Budget 2018 means for planning reform
In this article, Claire Fallows considers what the October Budget 2018 means for planning reform.
Liquidated damages: when are they penalties?
The law on liquidated damages has changed. We take a look at one of the first applications of this decision to a construction contract.
Reform of Retention
The use of retentions was thrust into the spotlight with the introduction of the Construction (Retention Deposit Schemes) Bill 2017-19.
It's About Time!
The industry’s holy trinity of time, cost and quality is well known and yet unlocking the treatment of delay remains a continual challenge.
News & Insights
Q&A: Mitigating empty rates
Timothy Morshead QC and James Souter answer queries on schemes to reduce empty rates liability.
Thumbs up – A company that embeds the Like button on its website can be considered a data controller jointly with Facebook
Companies that embed the Facebook “Like” button within their website pages can be considered as a joint data controller.