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A ban on the use of combustible materials on the external walls of certain new high-rise buildings will be introduced in Scotland next year, the Scottish government has announced. 10 Dec 2018
The use of combustible materials on the external walls of new high-rise buildings in England and Wales will be banned as of 21 December 2018, the government has confirmed. 05 Dec 2018
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 contentious law under which arbitrators and court-appointed experts risked temporary imprisonment for breaching "the duty of objectivity and integrity" has been amended by the UAE legislature. 04 Dec 2018
ANALYSIS: Businesses contracted to perform engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) works in Qatar should maintain a written record of when project owners change the design of their work beyond that permitted in their contracts. Doing so will help them... 03 Dec 2018
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