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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...

New Civil Engineer: Bill Talks Virtual Trials

Leading construction lawyer Bill Barton calls for virtual trials to stay Say it with a whisper, but there is quite a lot we could learn from teenagers. For at least the last decade, the iPhone generation has spent its time effortlessly sliding...

Barton Legal bucks the trend with a new hire

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Casper Hammond as an Assistant Solicitor. Despite the gloomy economic backdrop, Casper's appointment is a reflection of our substantial recent growth. Within the last few months, not only have we found...

Payment - Contracts and Cases

Thank you to our exceptional speakers for our webinar on payment; Nicholas Dennys QC of Atkin Chambers , and UAE based Adrian Cole , Adrian Cole FZ LLE (previously King & Spalding). A highly informative and engaging session with brilliant...

British Legal Technology Awards 2020 - Finalist

We are delighted to be selected as finalists for the British Legal Technology Awards 2020.  After leading the first ever entirely remote trial in the Technology and Construction Court alongside Paul Darling QC earlier this year, we're now in the...

Twenty Brilliant Construction Questions and Answers 2020

I f you have any questions about NEC and/or any other construction matters, please contact our Construction Director, Bill Barton at billbarton@bartonlegal.com. Webinar Presentation:  Twenty Brilliant Construction Questions and...

Success for Trish - 2021 Duathlon European Qualification

Success for Trish - 2021 ETU Sprint Distance Duathlon European Championships Qualification Following on from Trish’s success earlier this year competing and winning in her category at the ETU Sprint Distance Duathlon European Championships,...

BCB Today: Bill Talks Virtual Trials

Leading construction lawyer Bill Barton calls for virtual trials to stay Lockdown has seen courts adopt virtual platforms such as Zoom to hear cases – with an uptick in hearings and decisions. Bill Barton, director of  Barton Legal ,...

Covid-19 holds the key to quicker and cheaper construction disputes

Lockdown has seen courts adopt virtual platforms such as Zoom to hear cases – with an uptick in hearings and decisions. Bill Barton, director of Barton Legal, says there is no reason why virtual hearings cannot become the norm for resolving...

Choose Your Options Wisely: Top 10 Tips for NEC

Core, main and secondary. This sounds like a menu, well for new engineering contracts (NEC) at least. But how do you decide which clauses are necessary, and which clauses are simply there to take up space? We have compiled our very own crib sheet of points...

NEC 4 To C or not to C?

I f you have any questions about NEC and/or any other construction matters, please contact our Construction Director, Bill Barton at billbarton@bartonlegal.com Webinar Recording:  ...

Big Night In Together

  Our founder William Barton is director of Breast Cancer Haven in Yorkshire, which provides crucial support to anyone affected by breast cancer, and we are proud to support this fantastic charity.   On Friday 21st August, @Breast Cancer...

Welcome aboard Kathryn Collington and Farrer Kane

Barton Legal expands marketing and PR capability   It’s all systems go at Barton Legal as Kathryn Collington joins the team as a Marketing Consultant and we start to work with London-based communications agency Farrer Kane . Both ...

What we are doing to make the office safe

We want to let you know what we have put in place as a response to the social distancing and health and hygiene guidelines as staff and clients return to our office following the Coronavirus pandemic: Hand sanitiser is available in multiple locations...

Carter Jonas

We are really grateful to Richard Love, who in conjunction with his colleagues and research experts, have produced a short video outlining how the COVID-19 pandemic will impact the construction industry going forward.   While recognising the importance...

Adjudication - common questions

We are often asked “can I adjudicate?”; “I did not serve any notice but do I still have to pay?”; “can I recover my costs?”. The answer to these questions is not as straightforward as you may think.  Adjudication is...

Break clauses: both sides of the story

What are they? A break clause for the purposes of this article is a clause in a commercial lease giving the tenant the right to bring the lease to an end early, subject to compliance with certain conditions. There are a number of reasons why the parties...
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