06/05/16 - Do you really have the right to Adjudicate?

Since the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 came into force, parties to construction contracts have had a statutory right to refer disputes arising under those contracts for adjudication...

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06/05/16 - Top Tips For Ensuring You Are Paid (Or Pay) The Correct Interim Amounts

Ensuring the correct payments are made for works completed at each interim stage are one of the major areas of dispute in construction contracts. Here are our top tips for ensuring you are paid (or pay) the correct amounts...

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06/05/16 - Defects liability periods in construction contracts

Sam Bawden, Partner, discusses a common misconception held by contractors relating to the length of time they might be liable to answer claims brought against them by their employer.

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09/10/13 - Professional negligence or an honest mistake?

It is well established that a professional, be it a surveyor, architect, solicitor, doctor, financial advisor or other professional person that makes a wrong judgement has not necessarily been negligent for the simple fact that they have made a wrong decision or recommendation. Sam Bawden discusses the issue.

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13/08/13 - The big issue of small claims under “the New Construction Act”

Sam Bawden, construction dispute solicitor, discusses the 'New Construction Act' and the limited circumstances in which an Adjudicator can award 'inter partes' costs.

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25/03/13 - Budget 2013: a “game-changer” for the construction industry?

Directors of development and construction companies, and their investors, finally had something to smile about following the Chancellor’s budget speech last week.

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13/03/13 - Payment provisions under the “New Construction Act”

1st October 2011 heralded the implementation of the “New Construction Act”. If you have entered into a construction contract after that date then you will be operating under the new Act.

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