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Following our last two articles in our series regarding “modern methods of construction” , this article will focus on contractual issues to be considered when drafting contracts related to projects using MMC and in particular, off-site construction.
We are pleased to announce that the publication of the 2021 edition of The Legal 500 UK has seen us ranked as a ‘top-tier firm’ in nine practice areas.
In the second of our series of articles intended to introduce new users to the NEC (New Engineering Contract) suite of contracts, and with particular focus on its proposed use on the NRC Project in Peru, we explore the general principles of NEC design liability.
Case review 09/29/2020
The court was recently asked (RSK Environment Ltd v Hexagon Housing Association Ltd [30.07.20]) to determine, via the Part 8 procedure, whether the nature and scope of a consultant's duty of care in tort was limited by the terms of its appointment with a third party.
We built this city on increased checks and retrospective roles: a new regime for design and building in NSW
On 11 June 2020, the New South Wales Government enacted the Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 (NSW) (the Act), conferring new obligations and duties on design practitioners, engineers and builders in a bid to reform the construction industry.
The world looks a little different since we wrote our introductory article about MMC back in March. Countries the world over have been significantly impacted by the novel coronavirus and have tried to prevent its spread through lockdown measures of varying degrees.
Case review 07/16/2020
Proceedings stayed by Head of the TCC due to “unreasonable and oppressive behaviour” by the claimant
Kennedys’ contentious construction team recently succeeded in being granted a stay of proceedings and security for costs in the Technology and Construction Court on behalf of the defendant, Donald Insall Associates (DIA) in which DIA was represented by Paul Cowan of 4 New Square.
There is no escaping the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the construction industry in Latin America, both on existing projects and future potential. Each government in Latin America has taken the precautions it has deemed necessary.
This update includes a round-up of recent court decisions dealing with design obligations in supply contracts and a number of issues relevant to adjudication, including: insolvency, Part 8 declarations, the correction principle and the interplay between “true value” and “smash and grab”.
Case review 07/08/2020
On 17 June 2020, the Supreme Court handed down judgment in the case of Bresco Electrical Services Limited v Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Limited reversing the Court of Appeal’s decision and holding that the two regimes of insolvency and adjudication are compatible.