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.Read this article online
"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.Read this article online
So, how does the UK plan to remain a world leader in international arbitration? By doing very little
Adele Parsons provides an update on the reforms to the Arbitration Act 1996. These limited reforms focus on maintaining the effectiveness and efficiency of the arbitral process.Read more
Serial adjudications: approach with care?
The recent Court of Appeal case of Sudlows Limited v Global Switch Estates 1 Limited provides an excellent example of why serial adjudications should be approached with caution. The Court’s decision provides an extremely helpful summary of the key principles to be deployed by adjudicators (and party representatives) in working out if the dispute referred has already been determined.Read more
The Court of Appeal confirms door is wide open for fire safety defect claims by developers
The Court of Appeal’s recent judgment in URS Corporation v BDW Trading Ltd provides useful guidance on key sections of the Building Safety Act 2022 and the Defective Premises Act 1972, relating to fire safety claims.Read more
Authority and intention, and the importance of the underlying contract to co-insurance arrangements
The Court of Appeal’s recent judgment in FM Conway Ltd v The Rugby Football Union and ors provides a comprehensive assessment of key issues affecting insurance options for construction projects. Senior Associate Andrew Jeffcoat reports on the decision.Read more
Webinars & podcasts
Essential construction law update webinar in association with Building MagazineFriday, 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
Essential construction law update webinar in association with Building MagazineThursday, 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
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more