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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Adjudication “the only game in town” for many construction disputes but are insolvent companies allowed to play?

George Boddy looks at the case of JDC v Erith in more detail, briefly recaps some of the earlier instalments of adjudication versus insolvency, and considers to what extent insolvent companies are allowed to play the “game” of adjudication.

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“Smash and grab” adjudications: when can the paying party commence a “true value” adjudication?

Matt Simson looks at the question of when can the paying party commence a “true value” adjudication in circumstances where it has failed to issue the required payment and/or pay less notices.

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Time for a review? Review of the Arbitration Act 1996 launched by the Law Commission

Claire King looks at the Law Commission’s announcement to review the Arbitration Act 1996 (the “Act”), a review which comes some 25 years after the legislation first came into force.

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The Devil in Carbon: the challenge for construction

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. 

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

Contract payment mechanisms: be prepared or pay the price

Fenwick Elliott Senior Associates, Rebecca Ardagh and Adele Parsons, consider the latest legal developments in contractual payment mechanisms in construction contracts.  

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Thursday, 27 January 2022 – 12pm (40mins + 10mins Q&A)

BIM & Digital Technologies: the latest legal and contractual developments

Fenwick Elliott Partners Jeremy Glover and Stacy Sinclair join May Winfield, Global Director of Commercial, Legal and Digital Risks of Buro Happold, to discuss the latest legal and contractual developments in BIM and other digital technologies, including the recently released Information Protocol to support BS EN ISO 19650-3 (the operational phase of the assets).

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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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