Construction Law Masters Podcast Series: Professor David Mosey soundbite 1: Recent trends and developments in construction law

As part of our Construction Law Masters podcast series Professor David Mosey, Director of the Centre of Construction Law and Dispute Resolution at Kings College London, spoke about the most significant and interesting recent developments in construction law. David gave his views on interesting recent developments in the field of construction law, including those which … Read more

COVID 19 – Construction Sites: First Step of Phase Two

Following the Prime Minister’s address to the nation on 11 May 2020, the Government published “Our Plan to Rebuild: the UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy” (the “Recovery Strategy”) which sets out the next two phases of the Government’s response to COVID-19 following the Stay at Home guidance (Phase One). The next two phases are Smarter … Read more

Kept in suspense? Some thoughts on termination under JCT

Current events are stress-testing construction contracts, in ways which their authors could never have foreseen. Unsurprisingly, that includes termination provisions – including those in the JCT forms. One recent client query certainly gave me pause for thought: if the client issued an instruction to suspend the works because of Covid-19, could the contractor eventually become … 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

Client Health and Safety Duties in Respect of Covid-19

This blog note provides an overview of the health and safety responsibilities of a client in respect of works being carried out pursuant to a building contract, during the implementation of UK government's social distancing rules to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more