Publications

Publications

Our lawyers contribute regularly to industry and legal journals including Building, Post Magazine and Solicitors Journal. In addition we write legal briefings, newsletters and case reports on our main practice areas.

Published and other articles are free and may be downloaded in PDF format.

See our most recent articles below or use the search function to find publications by Sector, Service and/or keyword. Articles over 1 year old are stored in our Publications Archive.

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Antony Smith & Emily Hunt

The TCC recently issued its judgment following a six-week trial heard before Mr Justice Pepperall last year. The judgment has widespread implications as it entitles Essex County Council to terminate a PFI contract worth approximately £800m.

In this article, Antony Smith and Emily Hunt provide a background of this case, the decision and also how this acts as a clear reminder that expert witnesses must be independent, impartial and objective.

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Sheena Sood

Construction projects carry inherent risks, and the allocation and management of these risks is often a key area of contention when negotiating international construction contracts. With Covid-19 only serving to accelerate the hardening of the global insurance market, proper risk management is more important than ever. Many construction companies now face the unenviable prospect of less cover and higher excesses, which may tempt some to shoulder an increased level of risk themselves without the backing of an insurer.

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James Hutchinson and Emily Hunt

The Law Society has recognised the current pandemic and social distancing rules has increased the need for solicitors and clients to be able to close deals without being face to face. This has led to an increase in the use of virtual executions and the use of e-signatures as a practical means for completing transactions in a timely manner.

In this article, James Hutchinson and Emily Hunt outline the Law Society’s updated guidance, best practice and how this will be used for future transactions.

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Martin Browne and Carina Schauer

In a recent decision, the High Court confirmed the position in relation to Section 12 of the Personal Injuries Assessment Board Act 2003 and the preservation of evidence thereunder.

In this article, Martin Browne and Carina Schauer examine the facts of this case and how the extent of the Court’s jurisdiction to make an order for the preservation of evidence will impact personal injury claims in the future.

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Michael Archer

The Government scheme which has, since 1 March 2020, benefited over a million UK businesses who have made claims under the scheme, at a cost so far of £17.5 billion, helping 8.7million remain in work on furlough, is going to go through some significant changes.

In this article, Michael Archer provides an update on the furlough scheme and how the changes will impact businesses going forward.

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James Vernon and Charlotte Gooch

In this article, James Vernon and Charlotte Gooch discuss the much-anticipated Supreme Court decision in Bresco Electrical Services Ltd v Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd [2020], which has been handed down.

After the Court of Appeal decision in Bresco and subsequent decisions, adjudication by an insolvent company was not impossible, but it was certainly not available by default. The Supreme Court judgment in Bresco has removed those restrictions and undoubtedly, opened the door for many more adjudications to follow by insolvency practitioners in the name of insolvent construction companies.

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Keith Lonsdale and Tristan Riley

In this article, Keith Lonsdale and Tristan Riley discuss a recent decision in the Technology and Construction Court highlighting the importance of defining clearly your contractual ‘design life’ expectations.

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James Vernon and Charlotte Gooch

In the recent case of J & B Hopkins Ltd v Trant Engineering Ltd [2020] EWHC 1305 (TCC), in rejecting a challenge to the enforcement of an Adjudicator's decision, Fraser J found that the "correction principle" does not extend to the effect that later payment cycles under the contractual payment process precludes a party from adjudicating in respect of a dispute under a previous payment application, including by way of a smash and grab adjudication. Further, Fraser J decided that there was no manifest injustice giving rise to a stay of execution.

In this article, James Vernon and Charlotte Gooch explain the facts of this case, and the implications of the decision.

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