Peter Hibberd BW 2017

What's wrong with retention?


Retentions meet a real need and aren’t a problem in themselves – it’s how they are administered that needs fixing

Ted Lowery

Case in focus: valuation evidence

2018-08-09T06:00:00+01:00By Ted Lowery

Ted Lowery on when repair costs trump diminution in value as a determinant of damages

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The £12m blame game


When 64 homes had to be demolished, the council claimed the architect had assumed responsibility for others’ errors

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Legal: Implied criticism

2018-08-02T06:00:00+01:00By Simon Lewis

The Court of Appeal concluded that parties can agree whatever they wish – even if it seems in hindsight not entirely fair


Legal: Facing up to mental health

2018-08-02T06:00:00+01:00By Charles Urquhart

Employers slack on staff mental health may face disability discrimination claims

james bessey bw 2018

Legal: a knotty problem


James Bessey explains that a recent case showing nuisance can be caused by omission as well as action has implications for cladding fires

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Legal: Cyber Security: smart buildings

2018-07-26T05:00:00+01:00By , Jill Hamilton

Paul Glass and Jill Hamilton of Taylor Wessing’s cyber security team consider the benefits and risks of internet-enabled technology

Steven carey bw 2017

Legal: operating under-covered


Steven Carey looks at problems in obtaining professional indemnity insurance for cladding-related work in the wake of the Grenfell fire

Ted Lowery

Case in Focus: how low can you go?

2018-07-13T06:00:00+01:00By Ted Lowery

Ted Lowery on a judgment that slated one side’s jaundiced approach to quantum evidence

Sheena sood 2017 bw

Legal: How BIM can bring us safety

2018-07-05T05:00:00+01:00By Sheena Sood

Is BIM the hook on which to secure the golden thread of information that Hackitt says should run through every project?

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