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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Blogs

Bexheat v ESG: a paying party’s immediate payment obligation trumps its entitlement to commence or rely upon a “true value” adjudication

Matthew Simson considers the case of Bexheat Limited v Essex Services Group Limited and whether a paying party’s immediate payment obligation trumps its entitlement to commence or rely upon a “true value” adjudication. 

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Money for nothing? An adjudicator’s right to fees if they resign

Laura Bowler considers the recent Court of Appeal case Steve Ward Services (UK) Limited v Davies & Davies Associates Limited and an adjudicator’s right to fees if they resign.

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Outer Space Law, Legal Policy and Practice

With space activities continuing to gather interest and serious business activity, much has happened since the first edition in 2017 of Outer Space Law: Legal Policy and Practice.  In this blog, Nicholas Gould considers what’s new in the second edition, due for publication in April 2022, including a review of his chapter which deals with dispute resolution in relation to outer space activities.

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Material Prices and Availability: The Latest Construction Battlefield

With the battleground set for disputes over inflated prices and delays, Lucinda Robinson considers what parties can do to defend their positions under existing contracts and how to arm themselves for future conflict in contracts being negotiated now.

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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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Events

Thursday, 23 June 2022 – 12pm (40mins + 10mins Q&A)

Reliable expert evidence: lessons from the courts

Construction disputes frequently turn on the parties’ expert evidence.  In this webinar, Edward Foyle and Huw Wilkins consider pitfalls litigants must avoid to ensure that their experts’ evidence is not rejected by the courts, with a review of recent TCC judgments regarding experts’ duties and “expert shopping”. 

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Thursday, 19 May 2022 – 12pm (40mins + 10mins Q&A)

NEC Accepted Programmes: a practical guide

In this practical webinar Claire King and Mark Pantry of Fenwick Elliott, together with delay expert Scott Jardine of Ankura, take a deep dive into NEC Accepted Programmes. 

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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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