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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Sheena Sood

Publication: Building Magazine

Senior Partner Sheena Sood has written a preview of what 2019 will hold for the
construction industry from a legal point of view in Building Magazine.

In it she discusses the skills gap, the ban of ACM cladding, the Building Regulations and modular construction.

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Sarah Conroy & Cian O'Gorman

In a move to respond to some of the shortfalls in the planning process, the Vacant Housing Refurbishment Bill, 2017 was published by the legislature and is currently at the Third Stage before Dáil Éireann.

In this article, Sarah Conroy and Cian O'Gorman explain the intended function of the Bill, and how it will facilitate the process for building control and planning administration in the future.

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James Hutchinson

Last year saw significant corporate and M&A activity in the construction sector. There was the negative impact of the collapse of Carillion, but also positive M&A Activity.

2019 looks like it will be a busy year with continuing uncertainty over Brexit, increased interest from overseas buyers and with succession planning an ongoing driver for deal activity.

In this article, James Hutchinson looks back at 2018 and picks five cases which provide useful lessons about avoiding problems on deals.

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Ian Masser & David Murphy

On 1 January 2019, a new set of Disclosure rules came into effect in the Business and Property Courts of England and Wales, notably this includes the Technology and Construction Court.

In this article, Ian Masser and David Murphy discuss these new rules, and the effect they will have on matters for the next two years.

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James Hutchinson

The Data Protection Act 2018 came into force on 25 May 2018. It implements the General Data Protection Regulation as well as, supplementing and bolstering it.

In this article, James Hutchinson explains how document retention has changed due to this new legislation, and what it means for policy standards and data sharing in the future.

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James Hutchinson & Kevin Henderson

In this article, James Hutchinson & Kevin Henderson review a recent Technology and Construction Court decision on disclosing confidential procurement documents. This case serves as a reminder of the courts’ wide discretion to compel disclosure, and provides lawyers and industry experts alike the opportunity to reflect on the importance of confidentiality in the procurement process.

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Giles Tagg

Following the exciting climax to the recent FIDE world chess championship in London between Magnus Carlson and Fabiano Caruana, partner, Giles Tagg, writes about how the stratagems in chess and the terms of art involved feed directly into how one might think about litigation and, even, dispute resolution.

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GIles Tagg and Jon Quirk

This article considers the matter of Burgess & Anor v Lejonvarn [2018] EWHC which followed the Court of Appeal decision in 2017 confirming that a duty of care could arise where professional assistance was provided free of charge.

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