Low Value Disputes and Adjudication

Low Value Disputes and Adjudication. Much has been written about low value disputes and the challenge they pose in terms of achieving costs effective dispute resolution mechanisms. The government has now produced a call for evidence which is exploring alternative mechanisms to resolve disputes and to avoid court procedures more generally. One option would be […]

NEC4 Programming

NEC4 Programming. This is the link to the NEC users conference June 2021 where I presented with Manoj Bahl on programming in the NEC4 ECC contract. The ECC deals with delay and extensions of time in its own way. Have a look at how the contract works in detail and what is good planning/programming of the […]

Building Safety – The Golden Thread

Building Safety. Over the past few months the BRAC golden thread working group have worked closely with MHCLG and HSE to develop and agree the definition and principles, posted by CIBSE at the link below. They will be formally published by government during the passage of the Building Safety Bill. The definitions and principles are […]

NEC Contracts Online Conference 22/06/21

NEC Contracts Online Conference 22/06/21. As a long standing NEC tutor and consultant, I am very pleased to be co-presenting with Manoj Bahl the NEC Contracts Online Conference – NEC4: Programming Workshop. This practical application workshop will focus on the NEC4 programme and how to put together an effective programme in order to maximise its success on […]

The CIOB planning protocol 2021

The CIOB planning protocol 2021 – could it be used with NEC contracts? The CIOB has published a Planning Protocol 2021 which aims to be a guide to assist good project planning. It contains two tools to assist with project planning. The purpose of these is to provide a basis to “stress test” the programme. […]

Spring Budget key announcements

Spring Budget key announcements. LNB News 03/03/2021 96 In the Spring Budget 2021, on 3 March 2021, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP, announced a new UK Infrastructure Bank, £1bn from the Towns Fund for a further 45 Town Deals across England, support for offshore wind ports infrastructure, a Modern […]

Subcontracting under the NEC4 family

Subcontracting under the NEC4 family. The purpose of this note is to consider the way in which the NEC4 family of contracts manage and transfer the allocation of risk in typical project structures and to point to the key considerations when considering the drafting. The question of managing risk is always raised from a context. Depending on where […]

Be careful what you wish for when it comes to a question of jurisdiction.

Be careful what you wish for when it comes to a question of jurisdiction. Whether an adjudicator correctly identifies an issue as something which he or she has jurisdiction to decide is potentially determinative of whether the decision is enforceable. If the adjudicator refuses to consider an issue or argument on the basis that it […]

BREXIT – Five Tips for preparing for the end of transition

BREXIT – Five Tips for preparing for the end of transition Building Magazine reports that “The government has drawn up a list of the top five things construction needs to know ahead of the UK finally leaving the EU at the beginning of next year. The UK officially left the bloc in January this year but […]

Adjudication resources

Adjudication resources. For more information about adjudication the CIC has a guide to adjudication and the Adjudication Society has many resources. The statutory right to adjudicate is contained within the Housing Grants Construction & Regeneration Act 1996 as amended The rules that apply may be defined in your contract. If they are not or the […]