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Research Support: Delays & Rising Costs in Construction

One thing that isn’t set in stone right now is the price of materials and labour across the globe. The continuation of the pandemic, the impact of COVID, Brexit, issues in the Suez Canal and the Chinese supply chain, coupled with covid ping...

The Olympics: A Celebration of Construction & Competition

Reflecting on our own construction community, the importance of the Olympics and Paralympics to the world really symbolises being ‘together’, which is so important after the past 18 months.   The Olympics and Paralympics not only...

Construction Industry Opportunities in Colombia

   Ricardo Urdaneta  Urdaneta Holguín, Colombia, South America Bill Barton has kindly tasked me with writing a brief article for this newsletter on the construction business perspective from Colombia. As any Colombian, I’m...

NEC & Mediation

A massive thank you to Dr Jon Broome and Nicholas Baatz QC who shared their expert knowledge and experiences through a lively presentation and engaging Q&A.  Nicholas Baatz, QC, Atkin Chambers  How NOT to Mediate Dr  ...

Sun, Springwell and Sputnik

We hope you’re all enjoying the sunshine as much as we are. What better way to enjoy it than with an ice-cold pint in the company of friends. Our friends at North Brew Co. have recently opened their new flagship taproom - Springwell with capacity...

Is This the Future of Further Education?

This month Barton Legal proudly sponsored the Further Education Colleges Property Development Conference hosted by Built Environment Networking. Bill hosted session one which covered a lively and insightful session that discussed if the education...

Office Refurbishment

Early this year we took the opportunity to renovate our office. We thought it the perfect time to give the space a refresh, as the work could be carried out while our team worked remotely and meant they could return a bright and beautiful office as...

Moving Forward with Modular

We speak to Shellie O’Connor of Actiform , one the UK’s largest privately owned modular builders. For over 40 years Actiform have and continue to be industry leaders in modern methods of construction. The Yorkshire based family business...

Apply and Succeed - Haiqa Supports Final Year Students

Haiqa Baig will be contributing to the Career Booster Programme 2021 at the University of Bradford on Wednesday 28 April at 2.15pm.  Her focus will be examining experience and reflecting on lessons learnt from her personal perspective of the...

Colleges Property Development Conference

Further Education Colleges Property Development Conference- Tuesday 11th May 2021 We are excited to announce we are sponsoring the Further Education Colleges Property Development Conference held by Built Environment Networking.  Bill Barton is...

International Feature: Global Claims In Construction

Vladimir Vencl , Independent Construction Contracts Management Consultant QED Construction Consulting Services LLC Global Claims In Construction There are a lot of uncertainties surrounding global claims on construction projects. Most importantly,...

International Feature: Mediation in the Middle East: Is there any Appetite?

Liam Gray , Civil and Commercial Mediator Advent Mediation  Mediation in the Middle East: Is there any Appetite? Mediation is one of several forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”). It is essentially the  least formal...

Construction Arbitration in the MENA Region & Pet Peeves of Counsel and Arbitrators

Webinar Recording: https://youtu.be/x5aAKIATpoY Webinar Presentation:  PowerPoint Presentation (bartonlegal.com) Webinar Case Law Notes:  case-law--july-2021.pdf (bartonlegal.com) Richard Wilmot-Smith QC , Queen’s...

Next: August - 20 Brilliant Construction Questions and Answers

26 August 2021 - 11:00AM BST After last years success, Bill Barton and a panel of construction experts will once again answer your burning construction and engineering questions. See last years 20 Questions here:  Notes & Video:...

Next: September - Construction Law Leaders (Topic TBC)

23 September 2021 - 11:00AM GMT  More Informational coming soon Speakers Marion Smith QC, 39 Essex Chambers  (UK) Marion specialises in complex, high value commercial and construction disputes for UK and international clients....

Exclusion Clauses and The Australian Space Race

 A massive thank you to John Caruso and Lucy Garrett QC who shared their expert knowledge and experiences through a lively presentation and engaging Q&A. Thank you also to all our guests who shared questions and experiences too; this is what...

Hung(a)ry for Construction & How to Win Adjudications

A massive thank you to Dr. Gabriella Gálik   and Kim Franklin QC  who shared their expert knowledge and experiences through a lively presentation and engaging Q&A. Thank you also to all our guests who shared questions and...

Landlords, Tenants and Rent Arrears - the view from 2021

Landlords, Tenants and Rent Arrears - the view from 2021 Section 82 of the Coronavirus Act 2020 (“the Act”) was introduced as a temporary measure to prevent landlords from terminating a lease due to non-payment of rent, following the impact of...

Case Law and Legal Updates - February 2021

The Fraserburgh Harbour Commissioners v McLaughlin & Harvey Limited [2021] CSOH 8 Fraserburgh employed McLaughlin under the NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract 2005-2006, to carry out works at the North Harbour. McLaughlin completed the works,...

National Feature: The end of LIBOR?

Sean Gibbs, CEO Hanscomb International THE END OF LIBOR = THE END OF LIBOR + X% The London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) is a benchmark interest rate at which major global banks lend to one another in the international interbank market for...
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