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Public Sector Bulletin - 13 January 2017
  • Ashfords LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 13 2017

In the UK various leading financial experts predict that employers will face pressure to increase wages in both the private and public sectors in


Accelerated Construction - £1.7bn for 15,000 New Homes
  • Ashfords LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 11 2017

The government's Accelerated Construction Scheme ("the Scheme"), initially announced in October 2016, plans to take direct action to deliver 15,000


Date set for new Architect's Design and Management contracts
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 9 2017

A new set of contracts - the Architect's Design and Management suite, published by the Association of Consultant Architects - is to be released in February 2017


When the dust settles: post-termination calls on on-demand securities
  • CMS
  • United Kingdom
  • January 6 2017

A recent Commercial Court decision has rejected an attempt by a bank to resist payment of demands made under Standby Letters of Credit after the


JCT 2016: Intermediate Building Contract
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 21 2016

Yet more JCT 2016 contracts have arrived: The Intermediate Building Contract family: Intermediate Building Contract; Intermediate Building Contract


New government policy note on procurement and contracting onerous practices
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 21 2016

The government has issued Procurement Policy Note 1016 on onerous practices in procurement and contracting. The note explains how government buyers


Energy Act 2016: key points for UKCS oil companies
  • Bond Dickinson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 20 2016

The Infrastructure Act, the Energy Act and the MER Strategy have transformed the face of oil and gas regulation in the UK. The new UK Energy Act


Who has authority?
  • Boodle Hatfield
  • United Kingdom
  • December 8 2016

We have an issue on our latest project, which is being procured under a JCT Standard Building Contract. At one point we were considering a major


Critical deadlines in the student accommodation development calendar
  • Taylor Wessing
  • United Kingdom
  • December 6 2016

When it comes to development projects, all completion dates are important but some are more important than others. There are obvious examples of


Court of Appeal cannot fix shortfall in interim payment regime
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 30 2016

A construction contract provided for 23 interim payments, up to the contract completion date, but no more. The contract overran and, earlier this year