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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Enforcing Adjudicators’ Decisions – Dealing with Mistakes Down the Road

Ruth Leake looks at the recent case of Downs Road Development v Laxmanbhai Construction, a rare example of the TCC not enforcing an adjudicator’s decision.

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DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre subsumed into DIAC

Grace Lee-Tuck looks at the abolishment of the DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre and the transfer of its cases to the restructured and reformed DIAC.

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JCT Insurance Option C and Works to Existing Structures

Mark Pantry takes a look at JCT Insurance Option C and how insurance arrangements for works to and within existing structures are sometimes more complicated that first expected.

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Do you really remember that? Witness evidence in international arbitration

Published in November last year, the ICC Commission Report The Accuracy of Fact: Witness Memory in International Arbitration is fascinating and provides real food for thought for arbitral practitioners who are about to engage in the process of taking witness statements. At its heart is the increasing scientific evidence, originally derived from criminal trials, that human memory is relatively fragile and can be “unwittingly corrupted”. In this Blog, Claire King reviews the report’s key findings and recommendations.

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

Prolongation Costs in Construction Projects

Fenwick Elliott Partner Claire King and Sanjay Patel of 4 Pump Court review the case law relating to Prolongation Costs and look at the key points which those seeking to make and resist claims for prolongation costs under the various standard forms should have in mind.

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Thursday, 4 November 2021 – 12pm (40mins + 10mins Q&A)

NetZero in the Construction Industry: Part 2

To coincide with COP26, Fenwick Elliott Partners Jeremy Glover and Dr Stacy Sinclair continue the discussion on how legislation, policy, contractual obligations and technology are pivotal to achieving NetZero in the construction industry.

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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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