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Construction & Engineering Newsletter December 2014

We have not seen activity levels slowing down and indeed in November:

  • Emilie Sclater and Gemma Bill joined the team
  • Along with our other colleagues in the Renewables Team, Jon has been advising on several EPC contracts for disposal to pension funds.
  • Anna and Jon attended an excellent CDM Regulations briefing from Constructing Excellence (with nearly 100 people there from all over the country)
  • (Technically not November) – Jon is off to the ADR Group annual mediator’s conference in Oxford.

Back in the office we’ve been dealing with:

  • Redevelopment work in Swindon, Milton Keynes and Cheltenham
  • A potential “repudiatory breach” dispute
  • Bank requirements for funding of GP developments
  • Drafting, negotiating and overseeing execution of a JCT PCSA to ensure that a design & build healthcare project stays on track
  • Whether or not certain points of dispute were suitable to be dealt with as “Preliminary Issues” in a tripartite TCC matter
  • Trying to facilitate mediation in a dispute

As this is our December edition, we have a few festive messages:

A few Christmas Construction Jokes

  • How does an Eskimo fix his house? Igloos it together
  • It’s getting near Christmas and a builder asks his son what he’d like as a present. ‘What I really want is a baby brother.’ says the boy. ‘Sorry, son,’ says the father. ‘Christmas is only 2 weeks away, I can’t get you a baby brother in that time.’ The son replies, ‘Can’t you do what you do at work and put more men on the job?’
  • What does an electrician get for Christmas? Shorts.

Pic For December Newsletter

So...onto business...

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