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The end of an era - is this the end of “smash and grab” adjudications?

United Kingdom - March 7 2018 A recent ruling by Coulson J represents a significant departure from the line of cases which paved the way for "smash and grab" adjudications. Since…

Gregory Buckley, Jonathan Douglas, Mary Anne Roff

Top three construction cases: September 2016

United Kingdom - September 26 2016 The decision in this case demonstrates that a negligent manufacturer may be able to escape liability where the innocent party becomes aware of the…

Legislation update: the Enterprise Act 2016 and the Concession Contracts Regulations 2016

United Kingdom - May 19 2016 On 4 May 2016, the Enterprise Act 2016 (“the Act”) received Royal Assent. The Act will be commenced in stages and has been enacted to help promote…

Top three construction cases: May 2016

United Kingdom - May 19 2016 In Stellite Construction Limited v Vascroft Contractors Limited [2016] EWHC 792 (TCC), Carr J in the Technology and Construction Court severed part…

Simon Oats

2016 Budget: shaking and stirring the UK construction industry?

United Kingdom - April 19 2016 When delivering the UK’s Budget on 16 March 2016, the Chancellor of the Exchequer warned that we face a “cocktail of risks”. Undoubtedly, this is not…

Simon Oats