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NEC3 — the form of choice? download
Most of the NEC3 decisions that come to the court’s attention have been as a result of adjudications with the court commenting on appeals from adjudicators’ decisions.
The MF/1 contract for the supply and installation of electrical, electronic or mechanical plant has been around for some time.
For those involved in heavy engineering projects, choosing a form of contract that is most apt or suitable for the particular job is of fundamental importance.
Think about engineering projects you have worked on that have ended badly. One reason for this may have been that the contract used the wrong words.
Calderbank offers revisited download
A recent Court of Appeal decision suggests that it may not be necessary for a defendant to make a Part 36 offer to secure full costs protection at trial.
On 21 November 2013, the High Speed Rail (Preparation) Act 2013 received royal assent. The act is referred to as the ‘Paving Act’, and it has immediate effect.
Relief will be available for new properties completed after 1 October 2013 and before 30 September 2016 that are unoccupied for the first 18 months after completion.
Mills & Reeve is supporting the newly established East Anglian division of the Society of Construction Law.
Mills & Reeve has advised Trinity College on its acquisition of Dunsfold Park near Cranleigh in Surrey at a total cost of just more than £50m.
It’s fair to say that Akenhead J’s recent decision in Parkwood Leisure Ltd v Laing O’Rourke Wales and West Ltd has caught the attention of construction lawyers.
Any party to a construction contract has a statutory right to refer ‘a dispute’ to adjudication by virtue of s.108(1) of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (as amended).
Ron Plascow of Mills & Reeve looks back on highlights in the construction and engineering world over the last 12 months.
There is an implied term allowing a paying responding party under an adjudication award six years from the date of payment to challenge the adjudicator’s decision.
Solicitors from Mills & Reeve’s real estate team in Manchester have advised developer GB Group on building work on a new £6m hotel in Sunderland city centre.
Proposal forms often contain basis of contract clauses and accuracy in completing the proposal is as important as it has ever been. This article explains why.
A recent case is of great interest to those that work within the UK construction industry.
Mills & Reeve has advised Cambridge University Hospitals on its Forum joint venture with John Laing to deliver the Forum project on the CBC.
In Hills Contractors and Construction Ltd v Struth, the court held that sending a photocopy of a sealed claim form to the defendant’s solicitors was not proper service.
There is a new short-form professional services contract, ideal for use on smaller-scale projects or for work with a very simple scope.
Mills & Reeve has announced that its merger with Manchester firm George Davies has completed.