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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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Blogs

Referring Parties 3 – Responding Parties 0: TCC rejects three recent challenges to the decisions of adjudicators

George Boddy reviews three recent TCC cases involving challenges to Adjudicators’ decisions. 

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On Demand Bonds: Tecnicas Reunidas Saudia v The Korea Development Bank

Claire King looks at the recent TCC case of Tecnicas Reunidas Saudia [“TRS”] v The Korea Development Bank (the “Bank”) and the difficulties faced in resisting calls made on on demand bonds in the English courts

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Insolvency and adjudication – a relationship likely to survive lockdown?

Bresco Electrical Services Limited (in liquidation) v Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Limited is once again the case in focus for this blog by Andrew Davies.

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Adjudication business as usual? TCC refuses to grant injunction preventing adjudication due to impact of COVID-19

George Boddy looks at the recent case of MillChris Developments Limited v Waters, where the TCC refused to grant an injunction preventing adjudication due to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.

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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

7 - 11 September, 2020

Virtual Construction Law Summer School 2020

Fenwick Elliott is delighted to have two of our Partners, Jeremy Glover and Nicholas Gould speaking at the Construction Law Summer School in September 2020.

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Thursday, 23 July 2020 – 12pm (30mins + 10mins Q&A)

Fire Safety in Tall Buildings: The Technical and Legal Issues

Jon Miller, partner at Fenwick Elliott, will be joined by Glenn Horton, Director at Horton and Horton Fire Limited to address the continuing repercussions of the Grenfell Inquiry and its effect on the construction industry. 

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Thursday, 16 July 2020 – 12pm (30mins + 10mins Q&A)

Adjudication Update: it’s not just about Bresco

There have been a number of developments in adjudication practice since our successful first webinar on 14 May 2020, not least the Bresco decision. Join Partners Martin Ewen and Jeremy Glover and Melissa Shipley of 39 Essex Chambers, as they discuss this, and other case updates, which you may have missed in the midst of the Supreme Court coverage.

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Thursday, 9 July 2020 – 12pm (30mins + 10mins Q&A)

Conditions Precedent: Will they bite?

Claire King and Rebecca Ardagh examine what determines whether a clause is in fact a condition precedent, where they are found in the various standard form contracts and key factors parties seeking to rely on them, or argue around them, need to have in mind.

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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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