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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...

National Features: Articles from Sean Hanscomb and David Tresidder

David Tresidder, Associate Director Beckett Rankine (Consultant Maritime Engineers) UK Port Infrastructure and Smarter Asset Management A Poor State of Affairs Having inspected maritime structures (including diving inspections) for...

Previous: May - UK and Australian Leaders in Construction Law

20 May 2021 - 11:00AM GMT  Speakers Lucy Garrett QC, Keating Chambers  (UK) Lucy Garrett QC of Keating Chambers has an impressive specialist practice in construction, engineering, energy and shipbuilding, with...

International Feature: Martina Hess, CES Zambia

Martina Hess Team Leader and Director CES Zambia CES Consulting Engineers The Project Defender - Construction Supervision Consultants Construction Supervision Consultants are often seen as the “project defender” complete with...

International Feature: Ann Russo DRBF

Ann Russo, Executive Director Dispute Resolution Board Foundation The Business Case for Dispute Boards In the current global economic climate, many public and private sector construction works have been maintained as a priority, often cited as...

Legal Updates: ICC Court of Arbitration & FIDIC

Recent updates on the ICC Court of Arbitration The ICC received a record-breaking number of requests to use its arbitration and alternative dispute resolution service in the year 2020: The ICC court of arbitration handled 946 cases in 2020, the...

Case Law - January 2021

Hochtief Solutions AG v Maspero Elevatori S.p.A [2020] CSOH 102 Hochtief formed an unincorporated joint venture called ‘Forth Crossing Bridge Constructors’ (FCBC). FCBC entered into a sub-contract with Maspero to design, manufacture and...

An Audience with Bill and Claudia

Thank you to William Howard, FIDIC President and Claudia T. Salomon Incoming President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration for being part of the first webinar of 2021. Webinar Recording: https://youtu.be/hBtoc6ldXT4...

Case and Legal Updates

RGB Plastering Limited v Tawe Drylining and Plastering Limited [2020] EWHC 3028 (TCC) The Sub-contractor (Tawe Drylining and Plastering Limited) was appointed by the Contractor (RGB Plastering Limited) to carry out works for a project in Portsmouth. ...

National Feature: How to help an Expert? Provide Good Quality Records...

How to help an Expert? Provide Good Quality Records... David Palentine, Quantum Expert, Diales As an Expert we have a duty to help the Tribunal. For example, in Litigation, Civil Procedure Rule 35.3 states: It is the duty of experts to help the court...

FIDIC from the Experts - Grey Areas and Governing Law

Thank you to our internationally recognised speakers at our webinar on FIDIC: Dr Donald Charrett , barrister and arbitrator (Australia) and  Malith Mendis, FIDIC accredited trainer, adjudicator, arbitrator, engineer and reviewer of 2017 FIDIC...

Winner - British Legal Technology Awards 2020.

Barton Legal’s involvement in UK legal first results in 'Technology Venture of the Year' Award British Legal Technology Awards 2020. Our Acceptance Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7w55QHrDva4&feature=youtu.be We...

International Construction Updates

ICC – New Year, New Arbitration Rules The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has released draft Arbitration Rules, which will come into effect on 1 January 2021. These will amend the 2017 rules and will continue governing the conduct of...

Feature: Around the World in Architecture

Caroline Richards UK Head of Architecture at PM Group (UK) Around the World in Architecture After 6 years of living and working in Vietnam I have recently returned to the UK. There is no doubt that living and working in SE Asia brings with it some...

Feature: Which law governs an International Arbitration Agreement?

International Feature Abdullah Akpinar PCM Project Controls and Services (Turkey) Which law governs an International Arbitration Agreement? The Agreement to arbitrate and the categories of an Arbitration Agreement The foundation of an...

Termination of Construction Contracts

Thank you to our brilliant guest speaker at the webinar on 'Termination'; Karen Gough of 39 Essex Chambers. Karen accompanied Bill Barton to deliver a highly informative and engaging session delving into the tricky topic of termination across the...
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