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Annual Review

January 12, 2012 | Adjudication, Construction, Construction Contracts

As the difficult economic climate continues to affect the UK construction industry, it is important to keep up to date with recent legal events.

There were several key developments in construction law during 2011, the most significant of these being the amendments to the Construction Act, which has led to major changes in the way payment is made and resulted in almost every standard form construction contract being amended.

In our Annual Review, we have summarised some of the most important and interesting developments affecting the construction industry within the past year, including:

  • The changes to the Construction Act – a comprehensive guide to the amendments to the Construction Act, the effect these changes have had on standard form construction contracts and how the amended Construction Act affects you.
  • Can you choose who acts as adjudicator? A review of the Lanes -v- Galliford Try cases, including the recent Court of Appeal decision. 
  • Can you ever avoid paying the adjudicator’s fees? We look at the cases of Systech -v- PC Harrington and Fenice Investments -v- Jerram Falkus Construction.
  • Public procurement update – how has the time limit for bringing claims under the Public Contracts Regulations  changed and what effect will this have?

To download a copy of our Annual Review please click here.