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How can 'Build Information Modelling' benefit your business?

17 Oct 2019

Build information modelling (BIM) is a relatively new phenomenon in the United Kingdom, and involves the storing of information relevant to the architecture, construction and operation of a building in electronic form. BIM originated in the United States, though as a result of numerous government…

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IR35 tax changes due to hit the private sector in 2020

17 Oct 2019

As of April 2020, the Government are rolling out the off-payroll tax changes made to the public sector to medium and large sized private companies. In April 2017, the Government replaced the original IR35 legislation with new off-payroll tax affecting the public sector. The change puts the onus on the…

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A Focus on the Professional Team

21 Jun 2019

A construction project typically involves a number of professionals contracted to provide a variety of services. The role of a contractor and its sub-contractors is to carry out the physical work, whereas the role of a professional is to provide specialist advise relating to the project. The group of…

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Grenfell Tower 18 months on; where are we now?

24 Jan 2019

It is now approaching 18 months since the terrible tragedy that took the lives of 72 Grenfell Tower residents on 14 June 2017. So where are we up to with the fallout, and what happens next? The press and public were quick to criticise. In the months following the incident, numerous companies and…

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Having a "Fit for Purpose" Clause that is, Well....

23 Jan 2019

To the outside world, lawyers are often accused of focussing on some of a contract's finer details and seemingly small points but the recent case of Williams Tarr v Anthony Roylance has demonstrated how a company's fortune can change on a simple turn of phrase or absence of a clear obligation…

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Employee, worker or self-employed?

17 Jan 2019

It is common in the construction industry for a company to engage individuals to provide services on its behalf to an end client. Whilst the company may want the client to view these individuals as part of their company, it is also common for the company to argue that the individuals are self-…

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When could works be considered practically complete?

17 Jan 2019

A key part of a development agreement is ensuring clarity on what constitutes the practical completion of a project, and for it to cover what happens with any deviation from the specification of the project. In the recent case of Mears Ltd v Costplan Services (South East) Ltd and others (2018),…

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