Architects have been fighting the possible retraction of a 'no set-off' clause in the RIBA Standard Form of Agreement. But actually, for them the clause is almost meaningless. Location: UK
The ACE have recently published revised Agreements and some new Agreements. Rachel Barnes gives a resume of these and describes which of the Agreements have been replaced and the main changes in the attached document. Location: UK
As the trend towards globalisation and mobility continues, and with the widening of the European Union, immigration and visa requirements are increasingly playing a large role in the recruitment process and in business considerations. Time frames are often important in recruiting personnel and those involved in recruitment now face additional pressures introduced by the radical… Read More >
6 principles through which the construction industry will endeavour to achieve a better industry and achieve best practice
This Briefing looks at the advantages and disadvantages of a consultant being appointed to undertake services, and then engaging subconsultants to undertake some or all of those services. Published with kind permission of the CIC.
The Professional Risks Bulletin from Beale and Company.
Why is the CIC Novation Agreement the correct basis for the novation of a consultant There are two basic forms of novation agreement. The “ab initio” form (produced by the CLLS and often by clients) and the “switch” (produced by the CIC). Location:UK
A recent decision from the Outer House of the Scottish Court of Session offers helpful guidance to construction professionals when incorporating conditions of engagement by reference and useful judicial insight on the enforceability of the net contribution clauses and in particular the net contribution clause in the ACE 1998 Conditions. Location: UK
If two parties are jointly responsible for damage, who pays, and how much? The answer to this question is often surprising (and dismaying) for one of the parties… Location: UK
Notes on the TCC decision in Fizpatrick Contractors v Tyco Fire & Integrated Solutions on 20 February 2009.