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

Collateral Warranties: Are They Simply Construction Contracts?

Ruth Leake considers the recent Court of Appeal case Abbey Healthcare (Mill Hill) Limited v Simply Construct (UK) LLP and the meaning of a “construction contract” under the HGCRA with respect to collateral warranties.

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Van Oord v Dragados: To frolic is to fail … if you’re an adjudicator. Adjudicator’s decision not enforced due to a breach of natural justice

Adele Parsons considers the Scottish case of Van Oord UK Limited v Dragados UK Limited, the circumstances when an adjudicator’s actions amount to a breach of natural justice, and the practical implications for adjudicators.

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Bexheat v ESG: a paying party’s immediate payment obligation trumps its entitlement to commence or rely upon a “true value” adjudication

Matthew Simson considers the case of Bexheat Limited v Essex Services Group Limited and whether a paying party’s immediate payment obligation trumps its entitlement to commence or rely upon a “true value” adjudication. 

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Money for nothing? An adjudicator’s right to fees if they resign

Laura Bowler considers the recent Court of Appeal case Steve Ward Services (UK) Limited v Davies & Davies Associates Limited and an adjudicator’s right to fees if they resign.

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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, 14 July 2022 – 12pm (40mins + 10mins Q&A)

The new Building Safety Act 2022: what you need to know

Partners Simon Tolson and David Bebb discuss the new Building Safety Act.  What does this mean for the construction industry?

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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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