Simon Tolson

Simon Tolson

Simon Tolson is senior partner in Fenwick Elliott

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    Relief under JCT: legal tips for dealing with covid-19

    2020-04-03T13:05:00

    Contractors have a duty to do all they can to prevent or reduce delays on site - here is what you need to know about ‘best endeavours’

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    The coronavirus crisis: What does it all mean?

    The implications of covid-19 for construction, housing and legal

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    Now this is a pandemic, here’s the legal view

    2020-03-12T11:54:00

    Simon Tolson has important advice for employers as the coronavirus crisis develops

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    Coronavirus vs construction

    2020-03-02T06:00:00

    If the COVID-19 epidemic is affecting your business, you might get relief through clauses on force majeure and frustration

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    Adjudication, the low-cost way

    2019-06-21T05:00:00

    Today sees the launch of a pilot scheme for a new low-value disputes adjudication service

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    Reducing risk through AI

    2019-02-14T06:00:00

    In the first of two articles on the applications of AI  in construction law, Simon Tolson and Stacy Sinclair discuss risk management

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    Justice must be seen to be done

    2018-04-10T10:44:00

    Simon Tolson explains how the updated provisions in TeCSA’s adjudication service improve transparency and impartiality

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    Legal blog: Missing the point

    2017-09-29T06:00:00

    The proposed new sanctions framework for approved inspectors fails two key requirements of fairness and proportionality, by treating large and small AIs the same

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    The second post

    2017-03-30T06:00:00

    Some cases involving standby letters of credit have been reassessed by the Court of Appeal. So what clarifications of the law were made this time around?

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    Letters of the law

    2016-12-02T06:00:00

    The law on letters of credit has been upheld in two cases; banks cannot refuse to pay a demand meeting the requirements of a letter of credit unless it would involve fraud

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    Pre-action protocol: Room for improvement?

    2016-02-11T06:00:00

    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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    Duty of care

    2014-07-16T06:00:00

    Beware when dealing with product liability. A recent case has shown there are times when goods are not ‘goods’ and breach is not all it seems

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    Jackson Reforms: Spare us the rod

    2014-04-04T06:00:00

    The Jackson reforms address unacceptable practices in some civil courts – none of which occurred in the TCC. So why are the same measures being imposed on construction litigation?

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    Mandatory cost budgeting: Counting the cost

    2013-09-13T06:00:00

    Construction legal experts debate the highly controversial subject of mandatory cost budgeting

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    The paperless trial

    2013-05-20T10:50:00

    Technology has already transformed how lawyers deal with information in court - and soon those heavy briefcases could be a thing of the past

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    The Building Information Modelling minefield: Bimming hell!

    2012-04-20T00:00:00

    Rightly, we’re all getting excited over Building Information Modelling, but if you don’t get your head around some of the contractual implications, things could get heated

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    Legal issues with electronic documents

    2012-02-03T00:00:00

    Lawyers are increasingly dealing with electronic documents. But for this data to have any authority, it needs to be carefully stored and managed

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    TeCSA rules! OK?

    2011-05-06T00:00:00

    With a new Construction Act on the way, adjudicators are going to have to up their game. Luckily, one nominating body has updated its rules in anticipation

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    Hold it right there

    2011-04-15T00:00:00

    A recent case shows that fraud is not the only ground upon which a call on an on-demand performance bond can be restrained by an injunction

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    Proving economic duress

    2010-11-26T00:00:00

    Some construction clients are trying to force their suppliers to drop prices. But the courts will come down hard on those who rely on illegitimate threats and financial leverage

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