We are experienced providing advice on IT and technological service works packages within various sectors including Building Information Modelling, Integrated security systems, SCADA and telecoms work packages, leak detection systems, road traffic telematics and specialist communications systems.

Articles & papers

AI & Construction law: an essential and inevitable partnership

In an article that first appeared in the February 2019 edition of Building Magazine, Simon Tolson and Stacy Sinclair discuss risk management in the first of two articles on the applications of AI in construction law.

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"Artificial Intelligence and Law"

In this article Simon Tolson looks at the speculation that law is ripe for ‘uberisation’, becoming the next target of technological transformation. Explaining the current position of artificial intelligence in law, where it is progressing, ethical duties and what happens when it all goes wrong.

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Blogs

How the UK plans to remain a world leader in international arbitration

Adele Parsons reports on the UK’s plans to remain a world leader in international arbitration.

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Immediate payment obligation and entitlement to commence (or rely upon) a “true value” adjudication – clarity at last…?

Matthew Simson considers the case of AM Construction Limited v The Darul Amaan Trust and – again! – the question as to when the paying party’s immediate payment obligation arises in the context of commencing or relying upon a “true value” adjudication.

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Insolvency of the main contractor: 15 top considerations for the employer

Having acted for employers on four projects in the past year where the main contractors have become insolvent, Martin Ewen reviews his top 15 actions for employers to consider when faced with main contractor insolvency. 

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The Building Safety Act: significant changes since the Bill

Roma Patel considers the new rigorous regime under the Building Safety Act with respect to new obligations and an increase in liability across the building sector since the Building Safety Bill received Royal Assent. 

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Webinars & podcasts

Essential construction law update webinar in association with Building Magazine

Friday, 10 November 2017

This webinar delivered by experts covers the following key topics:

  • BIM and the legal landscape in 2017
  • Brexit: One year on
  • Adjudication law update
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Essential construction law update webinar in association with Building Magazine

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Our expert panel of speakers discuss what you need to know about key topics in Construction Law:

  • BIM & The Legal Landscape 2016
  • Brexit - disaster or opportunity for UK Construction Industry?
  • The Tender Process - be aware of the pitfalls
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Events

Thursday, 12 January 2023 – 12pm (40mins + 10mins Q&A)

2022 Construction Adjudication in the United Kingdom: Tracing trends and guiding reform

Fenwick Elliott Partner Claire King and Lynne McCafferty KC will review the findings of the recent King’s College London and Adjudication Society study on adjudication. The report is a must read for construction adjudication practitioners and provides a fascinating insight into current adjudication practices. Claire and Lynne, who both served on the Steering Committee for the study, will analyse the report’s suggestions for improvement and how they could be achieved.

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Case studies

Offering support when a project falls into delay

Our client, a global financial services firm, sought help when progress to upgrade work to a Data Centre being carried out by its contractor fell behind schedule and then further hit by a fatal accident.

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Closely controlled laboratory system

Acting for a contractor in relation to the alleged defective design and construction of a closely controlled laboratory system at a prestigious university in the UK.

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Airport construction dispute, UK

Advising, on a large airport development, when a dispute arose over the design and installation of the electronic building management system.

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Integrated security system for a national oil company, Middle East

Advising a leading international technology company acting as EPC Contractor for the design, procurement and installation of a fully integrated security system for a Middle Eastern country’s national oil and gas production and processing facilities. Contract value approximately $450 million.

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