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Sweett Group made a pre-tax loss of £1.1m for the 2014/15 financial year after incurring losses on its Asian and Middle East businesses as well as an ongoing Serious Fraud Office investigation.
The average value of UK construction disputes is almost four times greater than in 2010, according to new research.
Mace is facing a legal claim for more than £800,000 following a second contractual argument with a supplier on British Land’s £340m 5 Broadgate scheme.
Five employees from a London council’s housing management company have been suspended over fraud allegations relating to repairs contracts won by Lakehouse.
Bam Nuttall is facing a fresh legal battle with Cambridgeshire County Council over alleged defects to its guided busway, which could total around £50m.
Altering a contract may be pragmatic and useful for both parties – but it could have unwelcome legal implications. A recent case highlights the potential issues.
A significant change to the tax treatment of non-UK residents owning residential property has recently taken effect.
The recent case of the Chesham Arms pub in east London, where campaigners successfully battled to save it from being turned into a flat, could show how the government’s policies on planning and housing conflict with each other - but it may also be the system working as intended.
Football - great, got your attention; construction – yes, still there; human rights – not so much.
The CIL Regulations 2015 restrict local planning authorities in the number of pooled Section 106 obligations they can have - a potentially far-reaching change.
A recent Supreme Court decision has potentially serious implications for the successful party in an adjudication, leaving them open to claims for recovery for up to six years after payment.
A recent case has considered what fitness for purpose obligations can mean - with a comforting outcome for contractors.
When complex payment provisions stop being followed under pressure, can an employer or contractor claim that there has been a “breakdown of machinery”, so the target cost provisions fall away? A recent case says no.