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Opinion  |  13:05:24
Our renewable energy strategy is falling short. If we ever want to make Net Zero we must remove these barriers.
News  |  02:04:24
RWK Goodman announces new senior hire in Construction and Engineering team
Adam Clapp joins RWK Goodman as a Senior Associate in the dispute resolution division, with a focus on construction and engineering.
Opinion  |  24:05:23
Construction management: worth another look?
There’s no escaping the truth that construction projects of any size can be complicated.
Opinion  |  02:12:22
Power is shifting to subcontractors
With suppliers in a better position to call the shots on contract terms, the industry must recalibrate its approach to risk management. The construction industry is immersed in a storm of circumstances impacting the...
Opinion  |  14:09:22
The dangers of letters of intent
This article originally appeared in Building.co.uk. An agreement to mobilise the contractor early can be documented in a letter of intent, but beware the pitfalls: In the economic climate of increasing inflation, letters of...
Opinion  |  10:07:22
Slide rules: duties for directors of contractors in financial trouble
This article originally appeared in Construction News. With the government’s COVID-19 furlough scheme and other forms of support now long gone, contractors near the edge of a financial precipice are no longer able to...
Opinion  |  28:04:21
Does a Sub-Contractor’s Design Consultant Owe a Duty of Care to the Main Contractor?
The Technology and Construction Court decided in a recent case that a consultant engaged by a subcontractor to perform design checks did not owe a duty of care to the main contractor.
Opinion  |  03:03:21
Spring Budget 2021: What it means for construction, infrastructure and energy
In what may be the most significant budget of modern times, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, set out the Government’s aims to “build our future economy”, by way of protecting, creating and supporting jobs.
Opinion  |  17:07:20
Bat boxes and boreholes – how a wildlife survey blocked a housing development
In a case keenly watched by the agricultural sector, a planned housing development on a farm in south Wales may not be able to proceed due to the developer being unable to undertake wildlife surveys. A ruling that has significant implications for both landowners and agricultural tenants.
Opinion  |  30:06:20
The Government’s plan to rebuild post-coronavirus: a highway to recovery?
Is the Government's announcement of support for infrastructure a boon for the construction sector, or does it have the potential to create a two-tier industry?
Opinion  |  19:06:20
Adjudication and insolvency – has the landscape just shifted?
In a recent decision (Bresco Services Limited v Michael J Lonsdale [2020] UKSC 25) the Supreme Court has held that an insolvent company retains the right to refer a dispute to adjudication, and only in ‘very exceptional circumstances’ should the court restrain the exercise of that right.
Opinion  |  11:06:20
How the construction industry can plot a road to recovery: Restart, Reset and Reinvent
The UK construction industry has shown its metal in a time of crisis over the last few months by pulling together and working cohesively to achieve common goals.
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