Article Category: Construction & Engineering – Insight & Opinion

The Importance Of A Building Contract

Are you thinking of building a purpose built home to meet all of your needs, dreams and desires? If so, making sure that your home comes in on time, to budget, and is all that you expected, will be top of your list. One way to help with this is by putting a building contract… Read more »

What’s The Commercial Issue With Payment Notices And Pay Less Notices?

In the construction industry, it is normal to obtain monthly or regular payments as work progresses. So that contractors are not starved of cash during the construction phase of a project, Parliament decided that cash flow must be guaranteed. Since the case of ISG Construction Limited v Seevic College [2014] it has become accepted as… Read more »

Arcadis V Amec: Have You Limited Your Liability?

In the recent case, Arcadis Consulting (UK) Ltd v AMEC (BSC) Ltd [2016], the court decided that Arcadis had not limited its liability. This decision has been made even though every version of the terms of contract under discussion had included a limit on the liability of Arcadis for a breach of their professional duty…. Read more »

Don’t forget the fit-out

All too often, in the rush to acquire new premises, businesses treat the actual fitting-out of a new base as something of an afterthought. A bit of thought ahead of time can save you time, money and hassle. The sheer initial costs of a fit-out can (and in many cases will) dwarf the annual rental… Read more »