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We've had Russia 2018 but what about Rome 2018?

The 2018 IBA Annual Conference will be held in Rome where the International Construction Projects Committee will hold five sessions dedicated to different issues surrounding construction law.

Barton Legal has been ranked for Construction in the Legal 500

We are pleased to announce Barton Legal has been ranked for Construction, and Bill Barton has been listed as a leading individual for Construction in the Legal 500. This is fantastic recognition for a niche practise of their expertise and brilliant client...

The New NEC4

NEC have announced a new set of contracts - NEC4 - to be launched on 22 June 2017. The NEC contracts introduced an original approach for project delivery by promoting collaboration, fair dealing, good project management, early identification of risks, and...

Do I need a Project Manager for my construction project?

It must be true to say that there has been some form of project management since early civilisation, at least 2570 BC when the Great Pyramid of Giza was built; it didn’t just build itself. But project management in the modern sense began in the 1950s,...

Can consultants be liable for bad professional advice given to friends?

The case of Burgess & Anr v Lejonvarn Construction Services Ltd [1]  is a ‘cautionary tale’ for professional consultants when offering free informal advice, as they could nevertheless find themselves owing a duty to exercise reasonable...

Commercial Property update - a brighter future?

After the very dark economic years of the Credit Crunch recession the property markets of Leeds saw stabilisation and growth between 2012 and 2015. In the Leeds city centre retail sector this was most characterised by the opening first of Trinity Leeds and...

Anyone for Brexit?

Any moment now Article 50 will become the real thing for everyone.  So what is the process and how will the UK deal with this and the negotiations?  What is the withdrawal process? Well perhaps not the best start was the view expressed by Lord...

Costs, Precedent H and Assessment

Litigation can be expensive, but do you know what you should and should not be doing in order to maximise the recovery of costs for your client? With a new Fixed Costs regime on the horizon, the Courts are taking even more interest in what a party can or...

Reflections on the new Pre-Action Protocol

A new Pre-Action Protocol for construction and engineering disputes came into effect on 14 November 2016. The aim of the new Protocol was to reduce costs and time spent at the pre issue stage, by reducing the level of detail and/or investigation required. ...

Renewable Energy Construction Projects- the Pitfalls of Insurance

Renewable energy projects are large, complicated and involve multiple parties under multiple contracts. When defects arise remedial works can be costly.  It is up to the parties involved to make sure that they are covered by their insurance from...