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Latest News

Further expansion for Hawkswell Kilvington with appointment of Matthew Shotton

March 13, 2020| Firm News

We are delighted to welcome Matthew Shotton to the Hawkswell Kilvington team. Matthew joins as an Associate, with his focus being on resolving complex construction disputes through adjudication, litigation, arbitration and mediation. Matthew is a fantastic hire for the firm, … read more


Fire Safety Reforms 2020 – Criminal Sanctions and Name and Shame

March 10, 2020| Construction

New fire safety reforms unveiled on 20 January 2020 are a clear indication of where the Government’s focus remains going into the new decade. The Housing Secretary has promised “the biggest change in building safety for a generation” and warned … read more

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COVID-19 or “Coronavirus” – The Likely Effects on your Company and How Best to Mitigate them

March 5, 2020| Construction

The impact of the COVID-19, or Coronavirus, outbreak has been felt by businesses at every corner of the globe and the UK construction industry is far from immune. With the recent announcement from Public Health England that widespread transmission of … read more


Indemnity Costs Orders – Guidance from the Court of Appeal

February 17, 2020| Construction, Construction Contracts, Dispute Resolution

In the case of Lejonvarn v Burgess & Anr the Court of Appeal considered whether a claimant’s conduct during litigation, including its “haphazard and spray gun” case, justified an award for indemnity costs to the defendant. Background The defendant, an … read more

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What Amounts to ‘Reasonable Endeavours’?

February 10, 2020| Construction, Construction Contracts, Dispute Resolution

In contrast to a ‘best endeavours’ obligation, a contractual obligation to use ‘reasonable endeavours’ will generally only require a party to take one of a number of reasonable courses of action in order to discharge the obligation. In addition, a … read more