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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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Halliburton Company (Appellant) v Chubb Bermuda Insurance

The focus of Natalie Beeraje’s latest blog is the highly anticipated UK Supreme Court judgment in the case of Halliburton Company (Appellant) v Chubb Bermuda Insurance.

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The CIGA saga: CIGA insolvency provisions extended

Laura Bowler provides an update to her article ‘The impact of CIGA 2020 on Insolvency on UK Construction Contracts’, in light of extensions to some of the provisions in the Corporate Insolvency and Governance 2020.

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Construction contracts and cash

Construction contracts and cash are the focus of Lucinda Robinson’s latest blog, in which she also reviews the recent decision in Rochford v Kilhan.

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Lessons in gender diversity: What can Adjudicator Nominating Bodies learn from arbitration?

The International Council for Commercial Arbitration recently published its report on “Cross-Institutional Task Force on Gender Diversity in Arbitral Appointments and Proceedings”. This provides a fascinating insight into the improvements to gender diversity in arbitral appointments that have been achieved in recent years and what has driven them. Claire King reviews the ICCA’s report and asks what lessons could be learned by Adjudicator Nominating Bodies in order to improve the gender diversity of their panels which, in stark contrast, remain stubbornly non-diverse.

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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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Thursday, 25 February 2021 – 14:00-17:00

King’s College London, Centre of Construction Law Open Forum: Risk Management Lessons from a Global Pandemic

Fenwick Elliott Partner Nicholas Gould, is to host this year’s King’s College London Centre of Construction Law Open Forum examining ‘Risk Management Lessons from a Global Pandemic’. 

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Thursday, 11 February 2021 – 12pm (40mins + 10mins Q&A)

Lifting the fog on Provisional Sums

Senior Partner Simon Tolson chairs a conversation with Quantum Expert Mark Hackett and Fenwick Elliott Partner Lucinda Robinson on the often misunderstood creature that is a provisional sum. Topics for discussion will include their nature, when and how they are used, the risks they pose and how those risks can be managed.

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Thursday, 28 January 2021 – 12pm (40mins + 10mins Q&A)

Contractual liabilities post completion

Partner Jatinder Garcha and Senior Associate Edward Colclough consider liability post completion - exploring the residual risks for both employers and contractors and the significance and implications of certificates issued following completion. 

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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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