Legal Comment

  • Ian yule 2017 bw
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    It ain't put your feet up time

    2018-02-15T06:30:00Z

    Just because an employer’s own actions have delayed completion does not necessarily let the contractor off the hook, explains Ian Yule

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    Legal: Beware the robots

    2018-02-15T06:30:00Z

    James Worthington considers the legal issues surrounding the use of robotics on the construction site

  • Tony bingham 2017 bw web
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    Legal blog: When things go phut

    2018-02-08T06:30:00Z

    With the Construction Act up for review, it’s the perfect moment to add a key item from Latham’s wish list that got left out last time: compulsory project bank accounts. Tony Bingham explains

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    Legal blog: Cyber Security - building services

    2018-02-08T06:30:00Z

    While building infrastructure and services can help improve security, they may also offer vulnerable points for cyber attack. By Paul Glass of Taylor Wessing’s cyber security team

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    Legal: Not quite the last word

    2018-02-07T06:30:00Z

    Robert Akenhead explains why final isn’t always final – so make sure your contract’s finality provisions are clear and explicit

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    Legal: Claiming for remedial work

    2018-02-01T06:30:00Z

    If remedial works are needed, what steps should be taken to recover the costs?

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    Case in focus: Performance bonds

    2018-02-01T06:30:00Z

    Was the guarantor liable under a bond where the contractor became insolvent following termination of the contract?

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    Legal: Who gets the money?

    2018-01-25T06:30:00Z

    When a main contractor goes bust, can the courts assume that the employer has set up a retention fund for subcontractors – even when it has not?

  • Tony bingham 2017 bw web
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    Legal: Dissecting delay

    2018-01-25T06:30:00Z

    Tony Bingham recommends two new books for 2018. Both deal with delay and disruption in construction, but in very different ways

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    Legal: Carillion - no turning back

    2018-01-24T06:30:00Z

    It’s time for a radical rethink on payment security and procurement, says Rudi Klein – the Carillion business model is bust