Construction and Engineering

Increased scope of contractors’ design liability

Author: Michael Mendelblat, Professional Support Lawyer, Real Estate Construction and Engineering, London The Supreme Court in E.ON v MT Hojgaard has held that apparently inconsistent provisions in a design and build contract relating to standard of skill and care as against the strict … Continue reading

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The limits of good faith

Author: Michael Mendelblat, Professional Support Lawyer, Construction and Engineering, London   The NEC Form of Contract is now in wide use in construction projects. The first clause says that the parties "shall act as stated in this contract and in … Continue reading

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The importance of consistency

Author: Michael Mendelblat, Professional Support Lawyer, Construction and Engineering, London   In a construction project, how a builder and/or designer's potential liability is classified in the contract and technical documentation can be crucial to recovery of any costs associated with … Continue reading

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When quiet enjoyment means just that

Author: Julian Pollock, Partner, Real Estate, London Earlier this year, the courts decided that, even if there is an express right to carry out works in a lease, a landlord cannot ride a coach and horses through a quiet enjoyment … Continue reading

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Getting ready for high speed broadband

Author: Michael Mendelblat, Professional Support Lawyer, Construction and Engineering, London From 1st January 2017, all new buildings and many renovations will be required to incorporate provision for infrastructure to connect to high speed electronic communications networks. This is the effect … Continue reading

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Compensation for closure of a dangerous structure

Author: Michael Mendelblat, Professional Support Lawyer, Construction and Engineering, London In this post, we examine the Supreme Court decision in the case of Hastings Borough Council v Manolete Partners Plc on 27 July 2016.  The court considered whether a local authority … Continue reading

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Brexit: some indirect implications for development and planning

Author: Matthew White, Partner and Head of Planning, Real Estate, London There are many briefings on what Brexit means for real estate and I don't intend to repeat them in this blog entry. There are only so many ways of … Continue reading

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A clause in standard terms of business which are only partially incorporated in a contract may be ‘unreasonable’

Authors: Tim Healey, Partner, Construction and Engineering, London and Michael Mendelblat, Professional Support Lawyer, Construction and Engineering, London The Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 (UCTA) can apply to contracts where one party's standard terms are partially incorporated – Commercial Management … Continue reading

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Construction: The eight pillars of Level 2 BIM

Author: Sarah Rock, Associate, Construction and Engineering, London Following my recent blog post providing a general introduction to BIM, I will now explore the levels and dimensions of BIM and what makes up the Government mandated Level 2 BIM.    … Continue reading

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Will the UK Government BIM Mandate result in digital models of developments becoming the norm post 4 April 2016?

Author: Sarah Rock, Associate, Construction and Engineering, London On 4 April 2016 the UK Government's Construction Strategy's mandate for all centrally procured public sector projects to use Level 2 BIM will commence. But what will this mean in reality? What … Continue reading

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