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Weightmans welcomes legal duo in London

Two new Partners for Weightmans as firm keeps up fast pace of high level recruitment

Kieran Jones
Kieran Jones Partner

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Contracting away concurrent delay

The recent High Court TCC case of North Midland Building Ltd v Cyden Homes Ltd examines the right of parties to contract out of the general principles…

Paul Lowe
Paul Lowe Associate

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LEGAL COMMENT: Weightmans experts respond to Government's social housing announcement

Housing experts from national law firm Weightmans have responded to the Government's newly announced plans to spend £2bn on the building of new…

Thomas Starkey
Thomas Starkey Associate

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Daylight robbery – ignore it at your peril

Sometimes the most important considerations in a property development are those which are not immediately obvious, at least to the naked eye.

David Tabinor
David Tabinor Partner

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A broader interpretation of exclusions on liability?

In Persimmon Homes Ltd and others v Ove Arup & Partners Ltd [2015] EWHC 3573 (TCC) the court interpreted a consultant’s exclusion of liability…


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Higher education and construction – some current trends

The market for procurement by universities remains healthy. A recent report showed university spending on non-residential development was at an…

Martin Vincent
Martin Vincent Partner

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Managing long running PFI contracts: Portsmouth City Council v Ensign Highways Ltd

How should public bodies administer long-running PFI contracts which will operate for many years to come where the changed financial climate impacts…


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LADs and penalty clauses – important reading for all associated with the construction industry

The Supreme Court has issued important guidance on how and when contractual clauses (such as liquidated and ascertained damages (LADs)) will be…

Paul Lowe
Paul Lowe Associate

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