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Practical issues for practical completion

United Kingdom - April 30 2010 Over the last 12 months, we have experienced a surge in disputes about whether practical completion of a new development has occurred, and it is often nothing to do with whether the building is complete - it is more about parties seeking to escape the consequences of practical completion.

Lauren Thomson

Financial caps on liability in construction contracts

United Kingdom - November 1 2013 At a time when those in the construction industry are murmuring about green shoots and a possible upturn in activity, the terms of construction…

Kirsteen Milne, Lauren Thomson

The Brexit effect: Impact on Construction & Infrastructure

European Union, United Kingdom - July 19 2016 The UK construction industry generates around £90 billion annually, accounting for 6.7% of GDP and employing over 2.9 million people. Although the UK…

Kirsteen Milne

Defects in new buildings

United Kingdom - March 31 2011 Generally when we purchase cars, home entertainment systems and other high value or complex goods, we do not expect there to be any faults in them, and in the unlikely event that problems do occur, we usually have a robust guarantee to call upon in order to get the problem resolved.

Andrew Philip

Likely LADs - a third way for penalty clauses?

United Kingdom - November 30 2010 The majority of construction contracts for commercial developments will include a provision for liquidated and ascertained damages (LADs).