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Who owns the float?

July 20 2011 The issue regarding float comes down to the question of whether, if the Contractor has built float into his programme, the Employer should get the benefit of it even if any Employer-related delay occurs (such as variations/additional work being instructed).

The UK Bribery Act 2010 v Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977: how different are they and should your business be concerned?

April 23 2010 Although the new UK Bribery Act 2010 (the "Bribery Act") is similar in many respects to the existing anti-bribery provisions of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (as amended) ("FCPA"), overall, the Bribery Act is considered to be broader and more robust than the FCPA.

When are losses too remote to recover?

February 22 2010 It is well established that before a court will make an award of damages in relation to a breach of contract, it must be satisfied that the type of loss being claimed was considered a potential risk when the parties entered the contract.

Re-attaching executed signature pages – guidance

September 11 2009 Our e-update of 3 April 2009 referred to the recent Mercury case, which concerned the re-attachment of signature pages to modified deeds under English law.

Working north of the border – key differences between JCT and SBCC contracts

July 15 2011 The aim of the Scottish Building Contract Committee (SBCC) in its standard form contracts is to create as much uniformity across the UK as possible, adopting the JCT forms wherever possible.

Energy suppliers turning out their lights in 2019

February 27 2020 The energy sector fell victim to a difficult year in 2019, and 2020 may be no different. The market is rapidly evolving and 2019 was a year of…

In the firing line: How does employment law look post-Brexit?

February 27 2020 While life has not changed noticeably since then, mostly due to the 11-month transition period under the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill…

Phoenix Companies and Debt Evasion

February 25 2020 In ancient Greek folklore a Phoenix was a bird which cyclically regenerated or was otherwise reborn again. It’s a nice idea and most of you will be…

LGBT History Month: the month to become an ally?

February 25 2020 February is LGBT history month. It is an opportunity to celebrate LGBT culture, reflect on the history and look to the future, whether you are LGBT…

EMI schemes: tax advantages will continue until the end of the Brexit transition period

February 25 2020 HM Revenue & Customs has confirmed that tax advantages for UK enterprise management incentive (“EMI”) share options under EU State aid rules will…