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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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TCC decision reaffirms difficulties in defending fire safety and defects claims

In December 2022, the Technology and Construction Court handed down its decision in LDC (Portfolio One) Limited v (1) George Downing Construction Ltd and (2) European Sheeting Ltd [2022] EWHC 3356 (TCC), which is only the second substantive decision of the Court concerning cladding defects post-Grenfell after Mulalley & Co Ltd v Martlet Homes Ltd [2022] EWCA 1813 (TCC).

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An art, not a science: the Court’s approach to cost budgeting

Broad brushstrokes rather than fine lines. Laura Bowler considers the recent decision of Associated Newspapers Ltd v Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd and the recent guidance from the Court in relation to cost budgets and hourly rates. 

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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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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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Thursday, 18 May 2023 – 12pm (40mins + 10mins Q&A)

NEC & FIDIC Update

Fenwick Elliott’s Jeremy Glover, Claire King and Mark Pantry review the recent amendments to the NEC and FIDIC standard forms of contract.

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Thursday, 20 April 2023 – 12pm (40mins + 10mins Q&A)

Adjudication Update

Fenwick Elliott’s Adele Parsons and Rebecca Ardagh, along with barrister Melissa Shipley of 39 Essex Chambers, consider a number of recent developments in adjudication practice.

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Thursday, 30 March 2023 – 12pm (40mins + 10mins Q&A)

The Building Safety Act: where are we at?

Senior Partner Simon Tolson and Senior Associate Ben Smith will be joined by barrister Omar Eljadi of Atkin Chambers to discuss the latest developments, recent case law and what is on the horizon in respect of the Building Safety Act.

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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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