Laurence Cobb is head of the construction and engineering group at Taylor Wessing, The Lawyer magazine’s Law Firm of the Year 2013. Laurence is experienced in dispute management for projects of all sizes, both domestic and international. His clients, range from large corporations to small contractors, and local authorities to subcontractors. Laurence is a member of the Society of Construction Law and is referred to as an expert in both Chambers and Legal 500 Directories. He was educated at King Edward VII School, Lytham, Manchester University, and Chester Law College.
Until technology allows accurate long term weather forecasts, what can be done to manage the risk?
Adjudication can become a long drawn out and expensive affair – let’s replace it with jousting
Net contribution clauses have become common place in certain construction agreements such as consultant appointments, warranties and third party rights schedules in favour of purchaser and tenants
If you believe you have a claim under a construction contract be conscious of the risk of expiry of limitation