Construction: Latest developments

Latest developments
  • Video Does clause 63.1 apply to assessing time as well as money and what are the consequences?
    Clause 63.1 provides a dividing line between using the cost incurred and using a forecast of cost plus risk for future operations. Given that the compensation event process deals with all aspects of an event in one go does the dividing line established in 63.1 apply equally to delay caused by the event or is there some other mechanism that has to be used? If some other mechanism does that threaten the all-encompassing approach of compensation events?

    19 April 2017

  • Construction professionals beware
    On 07 April 2017, the Court of Appeal upheld the first instance decision in Burgess v Lejonvarn in which it was held that an architect who provided assistance to her friends for free, owed a duty of care in tort when carrying out those services (despite it being found that no binding contract was in place).

    11 April 2017

  • High Court revisits the law on penalty charges
    ​High Court revisits law on penalty charges following the Supreme Court decision in Cavendish Square Holding BV v Makdessi

    31 March 2017

  • Podcast 589: Extensions of time
    ​Simmons & Simmons partner Rob Horne talks to Richard Dyton about a ​recent development in extensions of time.

    28 March 2017

  • Spoiler alert: new (and) enhanced contract? NEC4
    We have waited 12 years but we are now just weeks away from the new suite of NEC contracts which will be known as NEC4. The NEC has issued a paper setting out some of the features of the new contracts, we summarise the key ones.

    15 March 2017

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