Introducing NEC4 – what changes are proposed?

Anthony Albertini and Emily Morris of Clyde & Co LLP take an early look at the promised changes that NEC4 will contain. Will an over reliance on Z-clauses be ended?

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Transparency and the Modern Slavery Act 2015

Larger companies now need to publish annual statements about their anti-human slavery policies. Suriya Edwards of Geldards explains what has to be done to avoid falling foul of the modern slavery legislation.

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Termination for convenience seldom a two-way street

Marie-Therese Groarke of Withers examines case law relating to ‘termination for convenience’ clauses, which are increasingly being used as nervousness caused by volatility induced by Brexit and falling oil prices grows.

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Valuing variations in the Middle East

Andrew Jones of Dentons warns that contractual rates that overstate the value of contract items can come back to haunt contractors, as some are finding against a background of falling demand in the Middle East.

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Plant hire imposes onerous conditions

Insurance expert John D Wright of JD Risk Associates warns of the possible insurance problems faced when covering risk of damage and theft to hired plant. More than one policy might have to be in place, he warns.

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How not to resist enforcement of an adjudicator’s decision

In our latest alternative dispute resolution series article Nathanial Horrocks-Burns of Clyde & Co analyses a TCC case that can be taken as a guide on how not to challenge an adjudicator’s decision.

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New and proposed legislation: State of play table 220

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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Supreme Court rules on public procurement damages

On 11 April 2017, the Supreme Court ruled on the case of Nuclear Decommissioning Authority v Energy Solutions EU Ltd (now called ATK Energy EU Ltd) [2017] UKSC 34.

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Legal terms explained: Material breach

‘Material breach’ is a term used (but often not defined) in many contracts (including construction contracts) to denote those kinds of breach of contract by one party which entitle the other to take certain steps.

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Museum scheme to trial IPI

Integrated Project Insurance (IPI) is to be trialled on a £16m redevelopment of the Derby Silk Mill into a working museum.

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