We are experienced providing advice on IT and technological service works packages within various sectors including Building Information Modelling, Integrated security systems, SCADA and telecoms work packages, leak detection systems, road traffic telematics and specialist communications systems.

Articles & papers

AI & Construction law: an essential and inevitable partnership

In an article that first appeared in the February 2019 edition of Building Magazine, Simon Tolson and Stacy Sinclair discuss risk management in the first of two articles on the applications of AI in construction law.

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"Artificial Intelligence and Law"

In this article Simon Tolson looks at the speculation that law is ripe for ‘uberisation’, becoming the next target of technological transformation. Explaining the current position of artificial intelligence in law, where it is progressing, ethical duties and what happens when it all goes wrong.

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Blogs

Less of a slip, more of a stumble – when Adjudicators exceed their jurisdiction under the Slip Rule

In this blog post, Adele Parsons discusses the recent successful adjudication enforcement proceedings in the Technology & Construction Court. In his judgment, Mr Adrian Williamson KC, sitting as a High Court deputy judge, determined that the adjudicator had exceeded his jurisdiction in applying the Slip Rule.

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Adjudication Round Up: nothing to declare…

In this blog post, Katherine Butler looks at three recent decisions where the TCC has declined to give the remedies and/or declarations sought following adjudication awards being made. Whilst the three cases address different matters, the judgments all focus on the fairness of the outcome and offer reminders to parties that fairness and the overall merits of any particular claim or application are key considerations for the English Courts, balanced against strict legal entitlements.

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Carry on Dissatisfied? Notices of Dissatisfaction and the NEC

In this blog post, Claire King looks at the key issues parties must consider when issuing a Notice of Dissatisfaction, which must be issued within the requisite time frame of four weeks if a party wishes to avoid being bound by an adjudicator’s decision. 

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The Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete crisis: to what extent will claims “RAAC up”?

The reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (“RAAC”) crisis was brought into focus in August 2023, when the UK government announced that over 100 schools would not be able to re-open due to compromised structural safety. In this blog post, George Boddy explores whether the current issues with RAAC may give rise to an increase in claims against those involved in the construction and refurbishment of buildings containing the material.

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Webinars & podcasts

Essential construction law update webinar in association with Building Magazine

Friday, 10 November 2017

This webinar delivered by experts covers the following key topics:

  • BIM and the legal landscape in 2017
  • Brexit: One year on
  • Adjudication law update
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Essential construction law update webinar in association with Building Magazine

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Our expert panel of speakers discuss what you need to know about key topics in Construction Law:

  • BIM & The Legal Landscape 2016
  • Brexit - disaster or opportunity for UK Construction Industry?
  • The Tender Process - be aware of the pitfalls
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Events

Thursday, 6 June 2024 – 12pm (40mins + 10mins Q&A)

JCT Design and Build Contract, 2024 Edition: revolution or missed opportunity?

Partners Claire King and Mark Pantry discuss the latest changes in the recently released JCT Design and Build Contract, 2024 Edition and ask what practical impact these changes will have on users.

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Case studies

Offering support when a project falls into delay

Our client, a global financial services firm, sought help when progress to upgrade work to a Data Centre being carried out by its contractor fell behind schedule and then further hit by a fatal accident.

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Closely controlled laboratory system

Acting for a contractor in relation to the alleged defective design and construction of a closely controlled laboratory system at a prestigious university in the UK.

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Airport construction dispute, UK

Advising, on a large airport development, when a dispute arose over the design and installation of the electronic building management system.

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Integrated security system for a national oil company, Middle East

Advising a leading international technology company acting as EPC Contractor for the design, procurement and installation of a fully integrated security system for a Middle Eastern country’s national oil and gas production and processing facilities. Contract value approximately $450 million.

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