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Posted December 2, 2021 | Published in General

Catherine Simpson looks at the challenge the construction industry needs to tackle in terms of concrete and cement in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to NetZero by 2050. 

Posted November 2, 2021 | Published in General

Decarbonisation and environmental sustainability are now key targets in the construction industry.  Aurelia Russo highlights some of the new environmental initiatives in the design and construction of UK football stadiums.

Posted October 19, 2021 | Published in Dispute resolution

Ruth Leake looks at the recent case of Downs Road Development v Laxmanbhai Construction, a rare example of the TCC not enforcing an adjudicator’s decision.

Posted September 27, 2021 | Published in Dispute resolution

Grace Lee-Tuck looks at the abolishment of the DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre and the transfer of its cases to the restructured and reformed DIAC.

Posted June 8, 2021 | Published in Contracts & documentation

Mark Pantry takes a look at JCT Insurance Option C and how insurance arrangements for works to and within existing structures are sometimes more complicated that first expected.

Posted May 11, 2021 | Published in General

Published in November last year, the ICC Commission Report The Accuracy of Fact: Witness Memory in International Arbitration is fascinating and provides real food for thought for arbitral practitioners who are about to engage in the process of taking witness statements. At its heart is the increasing scientific evidence, originally derived from criminal trials, that human memory is relatively fragile and can be “unwittingly corrupted”. In this Blog, Claire King reviews the report’s key findings and recommendations.

Posted February 26, 2021 | Published in General

Fenwick Elliott Senior Associate, Natalie Beeraje discusses the recent Supreme Court decision in Okpabi v Royal Dutch Shell. This is the latest in a line of important authorities considering parent company liability for claims brought against overseas subsidiaries.