Property and development professionals are being reminded of the importance of having tightly drafted contracts and terms of business following a decision by the Court of Appeal to uphold a claim for damages made by a developer against a consulting engineer.
A recent report published by the Construction Skills Network into the outlook for the construction industry over the next five years depicts somewhat of a bleak picture.
The recent decision of the Technology and Construction Court in the case of Walter Lilly & Co Limited v Mackay and DMW Developments Limited will be of interest to both contractors and employers in the construction industry.
Developers should beware of existing parking rights on a proposed development site. Getting it wrong may result in a mandatory injunction or an award of substantial damages being made.
An Essex based construction company has taken the drastic action of digging up its own work when its employer went into administration and it materialised they were not going to get paid...
The timing of works carried out by sub-contractors often has huge implications for whether or not a main contractor is able to complete a construction project on time. Construction contracts will usually therefore make provision for how works are to be progressed by the sub-contractor and the consequences of any delay or failure.
Mark Cornell, Construction Law solicitor and Managing Partner, discusses Adjudication as a mechanism to get paid in the construction industry.
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