NEC4 and PPC2000: alliance contract options and legal principles

Professor David Mosey and Jessica Twombley of King’s College London Centre of Construction Law and Dispute Resolution take a critical look at the NEC4 draft project alliance contract. They advise clarification in places to avoid disputes arising from differing interpretations.

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No cover for actions deemed criminal

Insurance expert John D Wright of JD Risk Associates says liability insurance will be under the spotlight following the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Heavy fines and imprisonments could be handed out by the courts.

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Courts prove ready to review arbitral awards

Vijay K Bange and Tanya Chadha of Trowers & Hamlins LLP analyse a case that provides the first example in construction of a successful challenge under the Arbitration Act 1996 on the basis of fraudulent misconduct.

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Belt and road projects – legal issues when East meets West

Barrister Mathias Cheung of Atkin Chambers outlines the opportunities and potential legal issues presented by China’s massive Belt and Road Initiative. Proper pre-contractual preparations and contract management are essential for success.

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Collateral warranties: key issues

The key issues surrounding collateral warranties are examined from the viewpoint of their potential beneficiaries by Shaun Tame, Counsel, Dentons.

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Mediation – a change in thinking?

In our latest alternative dispute resolution series article Chris Kerr of Clyde & Co reviews a court decision that shows a refusal to engage in mediation will not always trigger cost sanctions.

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Progress on major projects

On 18 July 2017, the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) published its Annual Report on Major Projects 2016–17. The report sets out the progress of projects in delivery on the Government Major Projects Portfolio (GMPP) and provides an analysis on the current performance of those projects.

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New and proposed legislation: State of play table 223

This table, prepared by Clyde & Co, provides a regularly amended guide to new and proposed legislation that will affect the construction industry. In addition to EU Directives and UK legislation, the table includes notes highlighting discussion papers issued by both government and non-government organisations, and commentary on the latest developments.

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News in Brief: October 2017

Cherrywood Investments director Michael Holland and site foreman Grant Oakes have been sentenced to nine months in prison each by Lewes Crown Court after being found guilty of gross negligence manslaughter in connection with the death of carpenter David Clark in Brighton in 2014.

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