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The Courts and Mediation – A Settled Position?

Late last year, the Court of Appeal’s decision on alternative dispute resolution in Churchill v Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council [2023] EWCA Civ 1416 highlighted the significant role that mediation can play in successfully resolving disputes.

In Churchill, the Court of Appeal found that the court can order a stay to proceedings to allow parties to engage in alternative

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JCT 2024 – what’s changed?

The Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) published its new Design and Build 2024 and Design and Build Sub-contract 2024 standard forms of contract on 17 April 2024 with much anticipation from across the sector.

We set out in further detail below some of the key changes made.

  1. Building Safety Act

The sector has been grappling with how best to deal with

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Back-to-back contracting sounds simple, but is it really?

We often hear the term ‘back-to-back’ contracting, but what does this mean, and what are the common themes to consider when faced with a construction project involving multiple parties?

What are back-to-back contracts?

Back-to-back contracting is a term widely used within construction projects by which a main contractor seeks to pass on its obligations towards the employer to its subcontractor(s).

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Registration Deadline Extended for Registered Building Inspectors

The Health and Safety Executive (“HSE”) has extended the deadline for the registration of Registered Building Inspectors (“RBIs”) to 6 July 2024 following industry concerns.

Back in April 2023, the HSE set out its strategic context for the regulation of the building control framework as a result of the changes introduced by the Building Safety Act 2022. A set of

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Spotlight on Construction Law

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It has been a busy year in the construction industry and within our team. There have been some standout legislative changes, including in relation to the Building Safety Act 2022, and the Government has issued a significant paper in respect of behaviours relating to PFI contracts.

All the while the impact of inflation and interest rates has meant

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Remediation Orders: What you need to know

Remediation Orders: What you need to know

The Building Safety Act 2022 (“BSA”) requires landlords, developers and their associates to remediate historical defects that pose a building safety risk in certain buildings.

As part of the package of leaseholder protections implemented by the BSA, the First Tier Tribunal (“FTT”) is able to make Remediation Orders (“RO”).

In this article we

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