Construction Law Masters Podcast Series: Episode 1

We are pleased to share the first 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 first episode in this series features Sir Rupert Jackson, a barrister, former Lord Justice of Appeal and now international arbitrator, who speaks to Partner and UK Head of Herbert Smith Freehills' Construction & Infrastructure Disputes Practice, James Doe and Senior Associate Emily Blanshard. Read more

Who’s Who Legal highlight Partner David Nitek in their latest thought leaders guide

London-based Construction & Infrastructure Disputes Partner David Nitek has been profiled as a thought leader in Who’s Who Legal’s latest Thought Leaders: Construction guide. The guide brings together the world’s foremost practitioners in the sector, giving access to their insight and expertise. Described as an ‘excellent disputes lawyer’ with a ‘keen mind for complicated technical … Read more

Construction Arbitration Podcast Series Episode 2: Experts

What are the key points to bear in mind when working with expert witnesses in construction arbitration proceedings? We are pleased to share the second episode in our Construction Arbitration podcast series, which discusses the engagement and use of experts and their roles in a construction arbitration. In this episode, we cover the types of … Read more

GAR Guide to Construction Arbitration now available to download, including chapter on ‘Construction Arbitration and Turnkey Projects’ by HSF’s James Doe, David Nitek and Noe Minamikata

London-based Construction & Infrastructure Disputes Partners, James Doe and David Nitek, and Professional Support Lawyer, Noe Minamikata, have authored the chapter on ‘Construction Arbitration and Turnkey Projects’ in the third edition of Global Arbitration Review’s Guide to Construction Arbitration. The Guide to Construction Arbitration is an in-depth review of construction disputes internationally – from preparing … Read more

Order restored: High Court clarifies quantum meruit

After over a decade of uncertainty, the High Court yesterday reined in the use of the quantum meruit remedy. A majority of the Court found that builders can no longer seek compensation on a quantum meruit basis in relation to works where the builder has accrued a right to payment under the contract. While builders can commence a claim … Read more

Managing Contractor Insolvency: Part 3 – completing the project, engaging with the 2nd tier supply chain and relationship between insolvency and adjudication

This is part 3 of our 3-part blog series focusing on contractor insolvency. In part 1, we discussed the key signs and implications of contractor insolvency followed by part 2, which discussed the legal, commercial and other practical considerations for mitigating the impact of contractor insolvency. This part 3 concludes by exploring an employer’s options … Read more