Construction Law Masters Podcast Series: David Barry soundbite 3: Key differences between construction arbitrations and litigations

As part of our Construction Law Masters podcast series David Barry, Chairman and founder of Blackrock Expert Services Group and one of the world’s pre-eminent delay experts, gave his views on the differing role of experts in arbitration and litigation. David spoke to James Doe, UK Head of Herbert Smith Freehills’ Construction & Infrastructure Disputes … Read more

New COVID-19 podcast – Force majeure considerations in a potential second wave of COVID-19

In this latest episode of our Navigating COVID-19 podcast series, Sarah Pollock, Emma Schaafsma and Julie Farley consider the force majeure implications of a potential second wave of COVID-19 infections and the resulting re-imposition or tightening of lockdown measures. Many contracting parties have already been affected by force majeure events arising out of the pandemic and the associated restrictions.  … Read more

Construction Law Masters Podcast Series: David Barry soundbite 2: Trends and developments in construction dispute resolution

As part of our Construction Law Masters podcast series David Barry, Chairman and founder of Blackrock Expert Services Group and one of the world’s pre-eminent delay experts, gave his views on recent trends and developments for experts in construction dispute resolution. The discussion between David Barry and James Doe, UK Head of Herbert Smith Freehills’ … Read more

2 Entertain v Sony and construction contracts

Our colleagues have published this article on the recent English High Court 2 Entertain v Sony case (see High Court finds claim for lost profits arising from damage caused by London riots not prevented by force majeure or exclusion for indirect or consequential loss). For our Construction Notes subscribers, the case raises some important points … Read more

Construction Arbitration Podcast Series Episode 4: Preparing your case

We are pleased to share the fourth episode in our Construction Arbitration podcast series, in which we look at the importance of case preparation, both at the outset of a case and beyond. In this episode James Doe (Partner, UK Head of Construction & Infrastructure Disputes), Maguelonne de Brugiere (Senior Associate, International Arbitration) and Olivia … Read more

Construction Law Masters Podcast Series: Episode 2 – David Barry

We are pleased to share the second episode in our Construction Law Masters podcast series in which we welcome distinguished guests from the construction industry to discuss their unique experiences and views of various aspects of construction law and practice. The second episode in this series features David Barry, Chairman and founder of Blackrock Expert … Read more

English court restrains expert from acting in arbitration due to breach of fiduciary duty of loyalty – A Company v X, Y and Z [2020] EWHC 809 (TCC).

English court restrains expert from acting in arbitration due to breach of fiduciary duty of loyalty – A Company v X, Y and Z [2020] EWHC 809 (TCC).   Summary Earlier this month, the English High Court extended an interim injunction restraining a global expert consultancy firm from acting as independent experts in separate, although … Read more