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The new NEC4: What are the changes?
  • Charles Russell Speechlys
  • United Kingdom
  • June 28 2017

The new NEC4 suite of contracts was released on 22 June 2017 at the NEC Users' Group Annual Seminar. We set out below a summary of the key changes in


Negligent Misstatement: “duty of care unless” for Actions; “duty of care only if” for Statements
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • United Kingdom
  • June 28 2017

The Supreme Court recently reviewed the proper approach to liability for negligent misstatement, established in England and Ireland in the 1960s. The


More Joint Contract Tribunal 2016 contracts
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 26 2017

Another wave of Joint Contract Tribunal 2016 contracts has arrived. The following each come with a separate guide: Framework Agreement; Major Project


NEC4 - the key changes: what you need to know
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • June 26 2017

NEC4 has now been launched and the authors have promised "evolution not revolution". NEC have based the changes on industry feedback and step changes


Housing and the Queen’s speech 21st June 2017
  • Anthony Gold Solicitors
  • United Kingdom
  • June 23 2017

In a reduced legislative programme, housing still made it into the Queen’s Speech as follows: A draft Bill will be brought forward to ban letting


Lessons for developers from CIL enforcement appeals
  • 9 Stone Buildings
  • United Kingdom
  • June 23 2017

Unexpected Community Infrastucture Levy liabilities and surcharges are a real issue for developers who have not got to grips with the new regime


Get your ducks in a row if you want to challenge an adjudicator's decision
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • June 22 2017

To err is human and, soon after the Construction Act was enacted, the courts sensibly recognised that a "slip rule" could be implied in adjudications


Government offers no cost cladding checks in wake of Grenfell Tower fire
  • CMS Cameron McKenna
  • United Kingdom
  • June 22 2017

The Department for Communities and Local Government (“DCLG”) is offering to test the cladding of private residential blocks in England. This is due


NEC4 - may the fourth be with you
  • CMS Cameron McKenna
  • United Kingdom
  • June 21 2017

The NEC4 suite of contracts will be launched tomorrow. Here are the four essential things to know about NEC4, and the three things to know about the


Don't be scared - it's just an exemption clause
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • June 20 2017

In Persimmon Homes Ltd v Ove Arup & Partners Ltd the Court of Appeal held that an exemption clause providing that "liability for any claim in