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Adverse weather and construction contracts

Perdeep Grewal
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Strong winds, storms and even snow! This just sums up the adverse weather for the past fortnight. Many projects could be hindered or, at worst, even terminated. Considering the adverse weather, what should contractors do to ensure they do not fall behind on...

The introduction of a construction licensing task force

Perdeep Grewal
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The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has announced the introduction of a mandatory licensing scheme for UK construction companies. The aim is to transform the sector into a high quality and professional industry. Liz Peace, the Chair of the Construction...

What lies ahead for the construction industry this year?

Perdeep Grewal
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As we head into the second quarter, 2019 will certainly be an eventful year. Here are some of my thoughts on what to look out for this year in building and construction. Brexit I recently blogged on the impact of Brexit in the construction industry. ...

Avoid ending up with an unexpected business partner!

Tracey Dickens
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Our Commercial & Corporate Finance Team has seen an increase in new clients experiencing difficulties following the death of a shareholder, whereby the deceased’s shares are being passed to their relatives. Business owners have been seeking our...

A right to refer a dispute to adjudication at any time?

Perdeep Grewal
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A right to refer a dispute to adjudication at any time? Not if you are in liquidation... The Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (Construction Act 1996) gives a party to a construction contract the right to refer a dispute to...

How will Brexit re-shape the construction industry?

Peter Allen
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With negotiations underway to establish the basis of the UK’s separation from the EU, there will be a daunting array of subject matter to be discussed and agreed on before the clock strikes twelve. Nearly every industry will be affected by the...

Are you entitled to unpaid retention money?

Peter Allen
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The focus of many sub-contractors at the end of a construction contract will be to conclude works free from defects, and to have final accounts approved in anticipation of payment. Attention will then quickly turn to the next contract. It is therefore no...

£525m Builders' Finance Fund: Only £1m allocated

Peter Allen
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This article was in the BBC news today £525m Builders' Finance Fund: Only £1m allocated.  Its clearly disappointing that this money has not been allocated and clearly won’t be used by time it is withdrawn in March 2017. It is...