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On 17 June 2020, the much anticipated Judgment in the Supreme Court case of Bresco Electrical Services Ltd v Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd [2020] was handed down. This article analyses the key outcomes of the decision, however, in order to contextualise the Judgment we first provide an overview of the relevant background.   The […]

The risk of ‘smash and grab’ claims if your contract relies on invoices to fix the final date for payment A recently published judgment from the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) has cast doubt on whether a final date for payment in a construction contract can be linked to the submission of an invoice (by […]

Under a long term contract involving property, planned preventative maintenance (PPM) carried out properly is key to ensuring an asset operates efficiently and is in the appropriate condition when it comes to handing it back at the expiry date. It can be easy to forget how important record keeping can be as part of this. […]

It is perhaps premature, but at least optimistic, to consider a world ‘post-pandemic’. The dust is slowly starting to settle on the disruption caused to international engineering construction projects, and works are recommencing. Now is a good time to pause for thought. Will the industry return to something like pre-pandemic ‘normality’ or is there an […]

The Chancellor’s summer statement on 8 July 2020 announced a number of measures to support, protect and create jobs. These measures are said to amount to up to £30 billion of support and, in addition to support aimed at employers generally, include specific support for the hospitality and leisure and the housing and construction sectors. […]

The Corporate Governance and Insolvency Bill 2020 gained royal Assent on 25 June 2020 and the Corporate Governance and Insolvency Act 2020 (the “Act”) now brings about a significant change in UK insolvency legislation. You can read more on the wider impact of the Act here. In short the intention of the Act is to […]

The Psychology Of Claims – understanding human behaviour when challenged by adversity in the delivery of engineering construction projects Join Freeths & Kingsfield Academy for a series of free Webinars in which we explore the behaviours that drive the appropriate decisions and actions needed to overcome the burden of delay and cost overruns and so […]

This FREE webinar series will be run over three weeks by Kingsfield Academy and Freeths LLP. The COVID-19 pandemic is severely impacting global engineering construction. The cost of disruption resulting from the pandemic will cause all parties to suffer, with the potential risk of complex, time-consuming and expensive dispute resolution. Does it have to be […]

Last updated: 15:30, 2 February 2020 Published on 7 January 2021, the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has now updated its guidance on Site Operating Procedures so that companies are assisted with implementing safe working practices during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the seventh version which incorporates a small number of changes that reflect the latest […]

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