An engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract is an all-inclusive contract framework, which requires the contractor to complete an agreed scope of work by an agreed completion date, in return for an agreed lump-sum contract price.
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An independent and wide-ranging industry report that ranks insurance law firms across a variety of areas has seen Kennedys set the standard for service satisfaction levels.
This update includes a round-up of recent court decisions raising issues relating to payment provisions, enforceability of ADR clauses, the meaning of “construction contract”, approved inspector duties, contract amendments, and adjudication and insolvency.
Case review 2019-11-06
The Court of Appeal has confirmed that approved inspectors do not owe a duty under section 1 of the Defective Premises Act 1972 (the Act) in the exercise of their building control functions.
China’s Belt and Road Initiative (the BRI) promises an economic and commercial development strategy that is unmatched by any other global trade programme. Cooperation between China and the Emirates is of great importance to the success of the BRI.
Directive (EU) 2018/2001 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable resources. The Directive is arguably the most ambitious initiative of the European Union (EU) in an attempt to promote the production and use of energy from renewable resources, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Case review 2019-10-25
Bennett (Construction) Limited v CIMC MBS Limited (Formerly Verbus Systems Limited) [30.08.19]. This Court of Appeal (CoA) case provides helpful guidance on how to imply payment terms under the Scheme for Construction Contracts (the Scheme).
Whilst the construction industry has arguably been slower to adopt new technology compared with some other sectors, technological advancements have always driven construction forward.
The rules surrounding commercial disputes in Northern Ireland (NI) are going through a period of significant change. This principally involves the creation of a specialist court with new case management rules aimed at resolving cases more quickly and cost-effectively, as well as improving commercial clients’ general experience of the litigation process.
Following on from our previous article on significant issues in Australia’s building and construction industry, we provide an update on a recent important development relating to Aluminium Composite Panelling (ACP).