Freeths and Gleeds are committed to keeping you informed about the latest trends and developments in the construction and engineering industry. We are thrilled to invite you to our upcoming live webinar, “International arbitration for construction disputes.” Join us as we bring together industry experts and practitioners with extensive experience in cross border resolution of construction and […]
National law firm Freeths has advised Kingsbridge Estates on the acquisition of a Siemens 10.7-acre site for £7.75m. The deal will see Kingsbridge work with the current occupiers and stakeholders to bring forward proposals for a phased development of the site. The Freeths legal team was led by Managing Partner of Freeths Bristol Adam Watson […]
The Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced measures to tackle immediate labour shortages in the construction industry as part of the Spring Budget 2023. Prior to the Budget, the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) was commissioned on 7 February 2023 to undertake a rapid assessment of the Shortage Occupation List (SOL) for the construction and hospitality […]
We are pleased to announce we will be holding our latest webinar in partnership with Gleeds – What causes construction disputes and how they can be avoided? We’ll be discussing: Can the pre-bid stage get your project off to a bad start? Is your project going to result in a dispute? Is it all preventable? […]
The world’s showcase men’s football tournament, the 2022 FIFA World Cup, is coming to the Gulf region later this month. In order to host football’s main event, the State of Qatar has invested substantial sums in construction projects in the years leading up to the tournament. Once the football is finished, it will be interesting […]
The Building Safety Act 2022 (the “BSA”) received Royal Assent on 28th of April 2022. Although, the government has already published some guidelines and secondary legislation there will be further guidance and more secondary legislation in due course. The BSA will have a transitioning period of up to 18 months as set out in the […]
In litigation or arbitration, the strength of a party’s case may depend on the nature and quality of the available factual evidence. As we discussed in a previous article, a study by the ICC Commission in 2021 revealed the extent to which human memory is often subjective and easily distorted during the resolution of complex […]
Parties involved in international construction and engineering projects are dealing with highly volatile market conditions resulting from the pandemic and its knock-on effects. The situation in Ukraine has further exacerbated pressures on the prices of materials, labour, commodities, shipping, fuel and energy, leading to inflation. Contractors experiencing cost escalation need to check their contracts but […]
The Court of Appeal confirmed in S&T (UK) Ltd v Grove Developments Ltd  EWCA Civ 2448 that where an adjudicator has issued a decision ordering payment of a notified sum arising under an interim application for payment, that sum must be paid before the payer can commence a true value adjudication. Section 111 of […]
Following on from our successful webinars on Construction Contracts in a Changing World, we are pleased to bring you our latest session. We will be holding a webinar about how to protect your construction project against price fluctuations in today’s volatile market conditions. In this webinar, our expert panel will discuss real-life examples of issues they […]
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