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InsightsPosts From May 2018

Construction & Engineering

Insolvency calls time on pursuing claims

Claims remain frequent in the construction industry, and so do insolvencies. In the wake of main contractor Carillion’s entry into liquidation, and rumours of forthcoming interest rate rises, it is worth looking at what effect different types of insolvency have on the ability to prosecute claims.

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Family

Owens v Owens: The end of the blame game?

Following the landmark divorce case of Owens v Owens heard in the Supreme Court last week, lobbying by Resolution, the national organisation of family lawyers for the introduction of a ‘no fault divorce’ (#abetterway) has gained further momentum.

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Construction & Engineering

Adverse Weather

The construction industry is vulnerable to severe winter weather; considerable activity takes place outdoors or in structures that are not yet weatherproof, materials are transported by road and essential plant and machinery have to be operated in temperatures below freezing. Construction and engineering standard forms govern how severe weather will affect the parties’ rights and obligations.

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