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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…

Thomas Collins
Thomas Collins Partner

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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 Partner

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When is a commercial contract a “construction contract” and why does it matter?

The Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act defines a 'construction contract'. The wide definition may catch contracts that you would not…

Vincent King
Vincent King Partner

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A political substitution

A court has approved the substitution of a planning committee member by another member with a different view on a controversial planning application.

Lee Gordon
Lee Gordon Partner

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Are you ready for change? The Construction Design and Management Regulations (CDM) 2015

CDM 2015 aims to change the way in which clients fulfil their duties under the legislation and furthermore, puts greater emphasis on the…

Crispin Kenyon
Crispin Kenyon Partner

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