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Sellar's £775m Paddington Cube faces judicial review

16 Aug 17 | By Will Mann

The 19-storey office-led cube replaced an earlier proposed 72-storey residential pole

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Competition watchdog flags up Amec-Wood Group merger

3 Aug 17 | By Will Mann

Deal already in question due to Serious Fraud Office investigation into Amec Foster Wheeler

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Liverpool Chinatown developer to cease trading

1 Aug 17 | By Will Mann

Directors of North Point Global say brand “damaged beyond salvage”

Ted Lowery

Case in focus: Relief from sanctions

10 Aug 17

Should a claimant be entitled to default judgment on a claim that was dependent upon the outcome of separate proceedings?

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Alejandro López Ortiz

Chile: Turning challenges into opportunities

19 Mar 15 | Updated: 19 Mar 15

Since the 1990s, Chile has been developing its infrastructure, but, as in many other Latin American countries, much is still lacking

Kwadwo Sardokie

Ethiopia: It's not about the oil

14 Jul 14

Political stability and solid investment in infrastructure and renewable energy make Ethiopia an attractive proposition, but new entrants to the market should proceed with care

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Brazilian flair

1 Sep 14

Infrastructure development in the recent World Cup’s host country offers opportunities for UK firms

Nate Galer and Juan Pablo Moreno

Colombia: Latin America’s newcomer

9 Jun 14

Colombia looks to finally be living up to its full potential, with enormous opportunities for the infrastructure and construction sectors

ANALYSIS

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Brexit and construction law: Changing times

By Al Watson, Jill Carey, Clare Harman-Clark

One year on from the EU referendum, nobody knows how a post-Brexit world will look

Richard Saxon

Interview: Richard Saxon

By Francis Ho

Richard Saxon, chair of the Joint Contracts Tribunal, speaks to Building legal columnist Francis Ho about new kinds of contracts, the competition, and where he thinks the industry is heading

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Pre-action protocol: Room for improvement?

By Simon Tolson, Dominic Helps

The TCC pre-action protocol is due for review – but do solicitors working in construction law think it needs major change?

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Crossing the line

By Roxane McMeeken

With the Calais crisis still a hot media topic, the government is on the warpath against construction companies employing illegal workers. But is the sector doing enough to make sure it doesn’t get caught out?

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Legal 500 2014: Building columnists in this year’s top lawyer list

By James Clegg

See which of our regular columnists featured in this year’s list of the great and the good in the UK legal trade

Procurement on trial

Procurement on trial

By Joey Gardiner

Construction firms are increasingly emboldened to take the government to court over its procurement decisions, but who’s to blame?

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E-disclosure: A clearer path?

By Steven Williams, Dominic Helps

As electronic communication and documents become increasingly ubiquitous, procedures around disclosure have to be updated to keep up

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Planning for stadiums: A sporting chance

By Alistair Watson

Applying to build a sports stadium in an urban area can lead to a number of planning issues. But developers and contractors should point out the benefits it can bring to the community

COMMUNITY OPINION

Ted Lowery

Case in focus: Relief from sanctions

10 Aug 17 | By Ted Lowery

Should a claimant be entitled to default judgment on a claim that was dependent upon the outcome of separate proceedings?

Rudi Klein

Supply chain: Facing the abyss

4 Aug 17 | By Rudi Klein

Carillion’s profit warning illustrates the precarious existence of big UK contractors. So, what protection is in place for the supply chain, should one of them fall? Nowhere near enough, it seems

Aidan Steensma

Adjudication: New thoughts on smash and grab

3 Aug 17 | By Aidan Steensma

A TCC decision last month has questioned whether existing case-law on ‘smash and grab’ adjudications should be reconsidered in light of Court of Appeal decisions

Jeffrey Brown and Steve Goodwin

NEC4: Events, dear boy, events

27 Jul 17 | By Jeffrey Brown, Steve Goodwin

NEC4 contains subtle changes to clause 61.3 that relate to compensation events and which await judicial clarification

Kumara Mallikaaratchi

IChemE’s Silver Book: Pieces of silver

14 Jul 17 | By Kumara Mallikaaratchi

A close look at what is contained in the IChemE’s new consultancy agreement for the development of process plants

Jim Mason

Intelligent contracts: Get smart

7 Jul 17 | By Jim Mason

‘Smart’ contracts could be the next big thing in construction technology but will developers learn the lessons of BIM implementation? Sometimes it’s better to keep things simple

Francis Ho

Taking the fifth

7 Jul 17 | By Francis Ho

This year’s FIDIC White Book shows worthy progress. Here is a look at the latest iteration of the client/consultant model services agreement

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Accident or certainty?

30 Jun 17 | By Nick Young, Olu Dansu, Eleanor Whittaker

A recent High Court judgment provides useful guidance on the meaning of ‘accidental damage’ in the context of an all risks insurance policy