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Commercial Dispute Resolution Update - 29/04/10

This update is relevant to anyone interested in recent developments in the dispute resolution field.

Construction and Engineering Legal Update - 06/04/10

In this month's digest we highlight  the following developments of interest:

  • Contract formation: Letters of intent, "subject to contract" and waiver by conduct 
  • Drafting "pay when paid" clauses which are effective upon upstream insolvency
  • Drafting exclusion clauses to exclude liability for statutory interest
  • Settling construction disputes - some points to consider
  • The Equality Bill: Impact on the construction sector
  • HSE crackdown on dangerous construction sites
  • New HSE Guidance: "Provision of welfare facilities during construction work"

Contract formation: Letters of intent, "subject to contract" and waiver by conduct - 06/04/10

The Supreme Court on appeal from the Court of Appeal, has given an important judgment in RTS Flexible Systems Limited v Molkerei Alois Müller Gmbh & Company KG (UK Production) ("RTS").  This will be of relevance to parties who continue works after the expiry of a letter of intent but before a formal written contract is finalised, and to those who intend to rely on "subject to contract" and "counterparts" clauses in contracts.

In this article we summarise the facts and issues in the case, and provide some learning points to consider when dealing with these areas in the future.

Settling construction disputes - some points to consider - 06/04/10

There are many factors to address when settling any dispute, including the parties to be bound, dealing with any formal proceedings, payment provisions, the scope of the settlement, costs and interest. In this note we highlight some particular points to consider when settling construction disputes.

Health and Social Care Update April 2010 - 01/04/10

This Update contains brief details of recent Government publications, legislation, cases and other developments relevant to those involved in health and social care work, which have been published in the last month.

The TSA and the new regulatory regime - the landscape is changing - 18/03/10

The new regulatory regime for social housing will come into effect on 1 April 2010. 

This article looks at how the single regulator, the Tenant Services Authority (TSA) wil roll out the new standards and the impact of the new code of conduct on registered providers.  

Health and Social Care Update - March 2010 - 03/03/10

This Update prepared by Claire Bentley contains brief details of recent Government publications, legislation, cases and other developments relevant to those involved in health and social care work, which have been published in the last month.

Commercial Dispute Resolution Update - 01/03/10

This update is relevant to anyone interested in recent developments in the dispute resolution field.

Commercial Dispute Resolution Update - 08/02/10

This update is relevant to anyone interested in recent developments in the dispute resolution field.

Health and Social Care Update - February 2010 - 03/02/10

This Update prepared by Claire Bentley contains brief details of recent Government publications, legislation, cases and other developments relevant to those involved in health and social care work, which have been published in the last month.
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