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Do Approved Inspectors Owe A Duty Under S.1(1) Of The Defective Premises Act 1972 In The Exercise Of Their Building Control Functions?
Continuing in our series on the implications following the Grenfell Tower disaster, we consider the Court of Appeal judgment in The Lessees and Management Company of Herons Court v NHBC Building
UK
16 Aug 2019
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Electric Vehicle Charging Points: Every Home Should Have One
On 15th July 2019, almost unnoticed amid the sound and fury of the Conservative leadership contest, the Department for Transport issued a public consultation on proposals
UK
16 Aug 2019
3
Amendments To The Construction Act
The Authorized Nominating Authority ("ANA") under amendments to the Construction Act ("Act") coming into force for contracts entered into or procured after October 1, 2019 has been designated to ADR Chambers Inc.
Canada
30 Jul 2019
4
New Agri-Food Immigration Pilot
On July 12, 2019, Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada ("IRCC") announced that it is launching a three year pilot program in the agri-food sector.
Canada
30 Jul 2019
5
Bonding With The Queen Over Construction Projects
Construction liens are arguably the most useful legal tool to ensure that contractors and workers are paid. Arising from the moment services and/or materials are provided to a construction project
Canada
26 Jul 2019
6
Ensure Your Contracts Reflect Your Intention – Say What You Mean (And What Might Happen If You Don't)
The decision in Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd v ABC Electrification Ltd [2019] is a clear example of the courts' approach to contractual interpretation, focusing primarily on one clause of the contract.
UK
22 Jul 2019
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Can A Company In A CVA Refer A Dispute To Adjudication?
In January 2019, we reported on the Court of Appeal judgment on the two conjoined appeals of Bresco Services Ltd v Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd and Cannon Corporate Ltd v Primus Build Ltd.
Canada
11 Jun 2019
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Can A Town And Village Green Application Impede Development Of Land Identified For "Potential Development"?
The Court of Appeal (CA) has recently upheld the High Court's decision, in Wiltshire Council & Others v Cooper Estates Strategic Land Ltd, to reject the designation of land as a Town and Village Green (TVG). The CA reviewed the facts in detail and arrived at the conclusion that the land had 'potential' for development and therefore met the criteria for one of the 'trigger events' contained within the Commons Act 2006.
UK
7 Jun 2019
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Can A Threat To Take A Lawful Act Give Rise To Economic Duress?
Where one party to a contract (A) exerts illegitimate pressure on another (B) such that B has no practical alternative but to accede to A's demands ...
UK
7 Jun 2019
10
Prompt Payment In Canada: Recent Developments
Since our original article on prompt payment reforms across Canada was published in May 2018, there have been several developments across the country ...
Canada
30 May 2019
11
Sooner Than You Think: Getting Ready For Prompt Payment In Ontario
The construction industry is about the change. On October 1, 2019, the prompt payment and adjudication amendments to the Construction Act will become law.
Canada
28 May 2019
12
Further Amendments To The Construction Act And Regulations
Otto von Bismarck is supposed to have said that laws are like sausages-it will be better for your peace of mind if you don't watch them being made.
Canada
9 May 2019
13
Bill 66 Becomes Law, Changing Overtime And Union Representation Of Some Employees In Construction
Since its election last year, Ontario's conservative government has undertaken a number of revisions to the province's labour and employment laws.
Canada
17 Apr 2019
14
10 Proptech Predictions For 2019
The Proptech sector was predicted to have received US$4.6billion worth of funding in 2018.
UK
17 Apr 2019
15
Latest Court Of Appeal Decision On Practical Completion - Key Points
In 2018, we reported on the Technology and Construction Court judgment (TCC) in Mears Ltd v (1) Costplan Services (South East) Ltd (2) Plymouth (Notte Street) Ltd and (3) J.R. Pickstock Ltd
UK
17 Apr 2019
16
Trespass Interim Possession Orders: Time To Say Goodbye?
Recently there have been reports in the press about making trespass a criminal offence and amending the law on trespass.
Canada
16 Apr 2019
17
Termination And The Inapplicable Liquidated Damages Clause
Until the recent Court of Appeal judgment in Triple Point Technology Inc v PTT Public Company Ltd, the generally held view was that in delay cases where the contract works ...
UK
9 Apr 2019
18
The Basics: Limitation & Commencing Proceedings - How Long Do I Have To Make A Claim?
While parties are encouraged to take pre-action steps to resolve their disputes without recourse to the courts (and many are able to).
Canada
3 Apr 2019
19
Insurers: Heightened Risk Of Non-Party Costs Orders - What You Need To Know
In Various Claimants v Giambrone & Law (a firm) and others [2019], a non-party costs order has been made against insurers, even though those insurers had largely ceded control over the defence to certain insureds.
UK
26 Mar 2019
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Construction Professionals Take The Rap For Australian Cladding Fire
Australia's Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal has found that the contractor who built the "Lacrosse apartments" is liable to pay damages to the owners of the apartments for the damage caused by a cladding fire which occurred in 2014.
UK
18 Mar 2019
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