The 'must know' guide to construction contract principles
04/06/13 - This 1 DAY COURSE will consider the principles of contract law in practice and their application to construction contracts and administration.
Silver Shemmings regularly provide up to date news on current issues and events. Please see below for the latest information.
On 9 March 2012 Robert Shawyer, Partner of our Cardiff office, is a guest speaker at the CIArb Wales Alternative Dispute Resolution Day event.
Our employment specialist, Anthony Philpott, looks at The Equality Act 2010 which came into force on 1 October 2010.
We are delighted that Tony Philpott our Employment specialist has been listed in the Legal 500 of leading Lawyers in the UK for 2010.
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This recent case in the Employment Appeals Tribunal re-emphasises yet again the importance of a fair and proper redundancy consultation process...
Robert Shawyer, Partner based at our Cardiff office, has been appointed as the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors representative to the Construction Industry Council''s Liability Panel.
Silver Shemmings successfully acted for Fileturn Limited in their application for summary judgment to enforce an adjudicator''s decision given in their favour. The application was defended by Royal Garden Hotel Limited ...
We are delighted to annouce that Julie Haigh has joined us as a Consultant working out of our Cardiff office.
Julie specialises in Commercial Property and Land Law aswell as the specialist area of Maritime Law.
The HSE demonstrate that they will prosecute where there are breaches of regulations especially where employers have apparently disregarded and failed to take proper precautions to ensure the safety of their workforce.
One of the immediate actions taken by our new coalition Government was to cancel HIPS - the requirement for any seller of a domestic property to have a Home Information Pack ready for inspection by a potential purchaser
Congratulations to Robert Shawyer, the Partner based at our Cardiff office, who has become a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Robert already acts as an Arbitrator in disputes including construction claims and can be contacted at our Cardiff office on
Road accidents happen everyday but up to a third are work related. Driving is part of work falls under Health & Safety legislation and as such employers should ensure that driving risks are effectively managed. This applies to all industries including the construction industry where
This Act deals with both direct and indirect bribery. Section 7 is the most worrying part of the Act as far as companies and commercial organisations are concerned and may mean that you need to be considering your procedures to avoid prosecutions.
The HSE have announced that they will be carrying out a number of unannounced visits to building sites aimed at improving health and safety. The initiative started on 1st March 2010 and will be focusing on refurbishments and roofing works.
Welcome to our new website which we hope provides more information on what we do. We also have a comprehensive search facility of our articles and news items. We are also pleased to announce that ...
A fire at the Fire Service College in Moreton-in-Marsh could not have happened in a more convenient place - after all, there would be no delay in putting it out. However, news has just emerged that the College had failed to keep up to date its own fire risk assessment.
Public Finance Magazine published the risks that the public sector is exposed to once their pfi contracts go operational.Matthew's article looks at some of the common problems and what needs to be done to address these.
We are delighted to welcome two new Consultants to the practice who have joined the teams in London and Epping.
Robert has recently been voted in as Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators for Wales
Amendments of a Decision by the Adjudicator under the 'slip rule' and off-setting the Award...
An EPC is required wherever a commercial building is sold or rented out. The certificate will be valid for ten years.
The revised Transfer of Undertaking (Protection of Employment) Regulations came into force
In the 2nd Consultation paper there is the suggestion that the requirement that the adjudication provisions which currently only apply to construction contracts which are in writing should be removed.
New regulations coming into force in April 2008.
Looking at the problems encountered by the construction industry in seeking to follow the requirements of the Act and, which requirements have led to a considerable number of challenges in the courts relating to the interpretation and operation of the Construction Act.
The case of Pearson Education Ltd v. Charter Partnership Ltd
A case earlier in the year in the TCC Court looked at a claim for damages for delay to a project. One issue was whether delay to one part of the construction programme was on the critical path and whether delays due to associated remedial works had delayed completion.
Company cars and speeding tickets can be a problem. If a ticket is issued for speeding it is sent to the registered owner who is responsible for providing details of the driver at the time the offence took place. The Company Secretary or a director could be prosecuted for failure to provide the driver's details!
Pre-action protocols were developed over a number of years in respect of a number of common types of claims, such as personal injury, professional negligence and construction. The aim of the protocol is to reduce the number of claims going to litigation.
The Adjudication Society has last year produced a protocol for Adjudicators in respect of how they should act when appointed.