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Mental Health Awareness Week 9 May - 15 May 2022

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, an annual event created by the Mental Health Foundation to promote a focus on good mental health. At Barton Legal, we’re using this week as an opportunity to raise awareness of mental health difficulties...

What is a JCT Contract?

The Joint Contracts Tribunal (‘JCT’) suite of contracts are one of the most popular forms of construction contract in England and Wales. The JCT produces standard forms of construction contracts, as well as guidance notes and additional...

Case Law Updates - April 2022

IBM United Kingdom Ltd v Lzlabs GmbH & Ors [2022] EWHC 884 (TCC)  The Claimant and Second Defendant entered into an agreement in 2013 (“the Agreement”), by which the Second Defendant was licensed to use aspects of the...

Ukraine Crisis

The ongoing events in Ukraine are shocking and tragic and at Barton Legal we stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine. This is a crisis that will have long lasting effects, beyond even the humanitarian implications. This month our Construction...

Arbitration Around the World

Arbitration is a popular type of alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”), which resolves disputes without Court involvement. What makes arbitration different is the decision is legally binding, rather than just a recommendation and is...

The Return of Conferences

After two years of virtual events and conferences from kitchen tables, we are excited that the world is opening up again. Our Construction Director Bill Barton will be attending a number of international conferences this year: DRBF 21 st Annual...

Case Law Updates - March 2022

Struthers & Anor v Davies & Anor [2022] EWHC 333 (TCC) Facts Alastair Davies Building (the First Defendant) were appointed as the main building contractor by Mr and Mrs Struthers (the Claimants), to carry out extension works at the...

Dales' 50 Cycling Event

Save the date! On the 20th May 2022, we invite you to join us for our annual Dales' 50 cycling event .  In association with Mind in Bradford , North Bar and Chevin Cycles , we hope to raise money for charity whilst coming together for...

How to recognise repudiation? 3 big clues and 3 important steps

Repudiation can occur in a variety of ways. Here are some of the examples of behaviour which may indicate the other party is in repudiatory breach and how you should react. Clues 1. The party employing you has brought on other sub-contractors to carry...

Case Law Updates - February 2022

Atos Services UK Limited v (1) The Secretary of State for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (2) The Meteorological Office [2022] EWHC 42 (TCC) (17th January 2022) Facts The proceedings occurred as a result of the Defendant’s (The...

How to Deal with a Construction Dispute?

The hot topic on everyone's mind in the Construction industry right now is disputes - whether it's contractors vs sub-contractors or local authority’s vs individuals – people want to know how to deal with disputes On Sunday, Construction...

Case Law Updates - January 2022

The Sky’s The Limit Transformations Ltd v Dr Mohamed Mirza [2022] EWHC 29 (TCC) Facts The Defendant (Dr Mirza) entered into a building contract with the Claimant (The Sky’s The Limit Transformations Ltd), to carry out alterations at the...

Plan to succeed don't plan to fail? Schedules are the answer.

Constrution Schedules Can Influence the Outcome of a Dispute Resolution Process by Frank P Ndubi,  Greenbill Quantity Surveyors (Kenya) Milestones in project schedules should be mutually agreed upon by the contractual parties and, perhaps,...

Our New Marketing Consultant

As we enter 2022, we're excited to announce our newest team member, Talisa Vallance . Talisa joins us as our new Marketing Consultant from 10X Marketing Consultancy. This appointment demonstrates the growth we have experienced over the last year and...

New Year, New...Lease?

With the New Year approaching, now is a popular time for Tenants to review their current leases, consider their options for renewal, and even enter into new leases. If you are a tenant or prospective tenant falling into any one of these categories, below...

Trish - The World Duathlon Champion

Our Commercial Property Director, Trish – The World Duathlon Champion We are delighted to announce that this weekend Trish Barton – our co-founder – became the World Duathlon Champion in her age group. The Championships – which...

Harry and Haiqa Qualify

We are proud to announce that two of our trainees, Haiqa Baig and Harry Simpson, have recently qualified as solicitors. Their progression will strengthen the existing property and construction teams, especially in relation to international matters. Bill...

Go Trish - World Duathlon Championships

Go Trish - World Duathlon Championships After a two-year break, the World Duathlon Championships returns to the sporting calendar this weekend in Aviles, Spain; Trish is on her way… Before the pandemic, Trish pre-qualified for the World...

What is ADR?

Well, it stands for alternative dispute resolution . However, it might not mean the same thing to everyone. For example, to some it means you are talking about a process that must be different from litigation and or arbitration . To others, it must...

Chambers and Partners - Leading Individual in Construction Law

Bill Barton, Construction Director, has once again been recognised as a leading individual in the Chambers and Partners official rankings for 2022. Commenting on the rankings, Bill Barton, said: “Throughout an unprecedented 18 months we have...
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