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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is set to introduce a new regime to regulate the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards and judgments. 15 Feb 2019
ANALYSIS: England, Wales and Scotland are experiencing a radical overhaul of the building fire safety regime following the recommendations of the Hackitt Review, but it is unclear when similar action will follow in Northern Ireland. 08 Feb 2019
Adjudication is a form of dispute resolution that is fairly unique to the construction industry.
The legal test for penalty clauses has recently changed, meaning that more clauses may be unenforceable and ineffective under English law.
While the law in the United Arab Emireates (UAE) generally recognises parties' freedom to contract as they see fit, there are mandatory provisions of the UAE Civil Code that will override any agreed risk allocation for adverse ground conditions.
The fact that the underlying contract was never signed will not always be fatal. Whether a contract has been formed will require close consideration of the facts.
English and Scottish courts have taken a different approach to disputes about delays in construction projects with more than one cause. Recent cases have not resulted in a unified approach.
Pre-action protocols govern the actions and conduct of parties to disputes in England and Wales before court proceedings begin.
A recent decision by the High Court in Singapore has emphasised the extent to which performance bonds are project-specific, an expert has said. 07 Feb 2019
Early signs of a "culture change" with regards to building fire safety in England have been welcomed by the expert who led last year's UK government-backed review of the building regulations. 31 Jan 2019