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Party Wall Act Injunction

Are you faced with a Party Wall Act Injunction? Are you contemplating applying for one? There are a number of important facts that should be considered very carefully before you do anything…Read More

Can Construction Adjudication be a panacea for our ailing justice system?

In 2015, court issue fees in England and Wales were raised substantially; some by more than 600%.  The highest issue fee is now £10,000, which is applicable to all cases…Read More

Proposed Guidelines on Corporate Manslaughter Fines

New guidelines proposed by the Sentencing Council could result in fines of more than £20 million for organisations convicted of corporate manslaughter. The Sentencing Council for England and Wales (the…Read More

Construction Disputes – A Contractors Tale: Defeated Before You Set-off?

Prolonged construction disputes, particularly those involving more than two parties, can have a devastating effect on both profits and cash flow. Using set-off on construction claims, as a means to…Read More

Construction Act 2009 – What You need to know – Part 1 Payment

The Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 finally came into force on the 1st October 2011; so, by now, it should be on the radar of everybody contracting…Read More

Construction Act 2009 – What You Need To Know – Part 2 – Adjudication

The Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 finally came into force on the 1st October 2011; so, by now, it should be on the radar of everybody contracting…Read More

Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 (CDM) - legislation in construction

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007, were introduced in 1994 and were revised in 2007. The original aim of the CDM was to reduce injuries and fatalities in the…Read More

Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory: Construction Claims, Employers and Contractors Beware!

ORJ Solicitors’ construction claims partner, Michael Smyth, warns that employers and contractors must take great care to ensure they have properly substantiated and mitigated their position, before asking a Court…Read More

Involving a Solicitor in a Construction Dispute Shouldn’t be a Matter of Last Resort

Nobody waits for a leaking pipe to cause a flood before calling a plumber.  Exactly the same principle applies to legal advice and disputes.  The longer you leave it before…Read More

UK takes the lead in Construction Dispute Resolution

The annual report into Global Construction Disputes by EC Harris draws a number of interesting and, potentially surprising, conclusions. In the UK, the amounts disputed and the time taken to…Read More