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By Richard Farndale
The Housing Grants Construction and Regeneration Act (HGCRA) sets out certain principles that any contractual adjudication provisions must comply with. What happens if any or all of those principles are breached?
By Colin Clelland
Under section 108 (2) of the Housing Grants Construction and Regeneration Act (HGCRA), a construction contract has to allow an adjudicator to take the initiative in ascertaining the facts and the law.
By Julie Scott
A party wishing to refer a dispute to adjudication will generally be required by the terms of the construction contract to issue his notice of referral to the adjudicator selected by the prescribed nomination body.
By Caroline Maciver
South of the border, the question as to whether a building contractor owes to his client a duty of care in tort as well as a contractual duty can be of some considerable importance.
By Joanne Hennessy
I reported in March of this year that changes to UK immigration rules (which came into effect in April) would limit the number of non-European Economic Area (EEA) migrants entering the UK.
By Colin Clelland
The recent case of "Dhamija v Sunningdale Joineries and Others" considers whether a quantity surveyor who values work that is "obviously defective" is negligent.
By Jennifer Skeoch
The Government has recently issued the final version of its guidance ("the Guidance") on the Agency Worker Regulations 2010 ("the Regulations"), which are due to take effect on 1 October 2011.
By Kirstie Penman
On 19 November 2010, First Minister Alex Salmond launched a new Commission on the future of public services in Scotland.
By Vanessa Ingram
Up until 6 April 2011, employers could require staff to retire at age 65. However, the DRA of 65 was removed from legislation from 6 April 2011, meaning that employers now need to objectively justify having a compulsory retirement age.
By Joanne Hennessy
Two recent cases of the Employment Appeal Tribunal provide further guidance for employers on the legal implications of dismissing illegal migrant workers.
By Ian Riach
In April this year, the treatment of land agreements under EU competition law has now radically changed.
By Gillian Harkness
Mergers are becoming increasingly prevalent in the voluntary sector, reflecting current trends in public sector procurement and the economy as a whole.
By Kirstie Penman
Until recently, this was a question that you’d be more likely to hear in the boardrooms of professional football clubs, where the "fit and proper persons" test is undergone by owners and directors (mandated by the Premier League, the Football League and the Football Conference), in the hope of preventing clubs from falling into the hands of corrupt or untrustworthy businessmen. Since its introduction in 2004, there have been some headline-making examples of owners and directors falling foul of
By Michael McGrane, Caroline Drummond
The Property Factors (Scotland) Bill was passed on 3 March 2011 by the Scottish Parliament.
By Kirstie Penman
The Scotland Bill was published by Scottish Secretary Michael Moore MP on St Andrew’s Day, with the general intent of taking forward the recommendations of the Commission on Scottish Devolution, led by Kenneth Calman ("the Calman Commission").