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Keep your practice and your projects running effectively while remaining legally compliant. Tap into specialist insight and analysis on contracts and law from NBS.


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12 April 2018 | by

The results of our fourth major survey into construction contracts and related legal issues - the NBS National Construction Contracts and Law Report 2018

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Retentions have traditionally been imposed to ensure that the contractor properly completes the activities required of them under the contract. We explore how retentions are administered and how they manifest across various forms of contract.

12 September 2017 | by

While primarily arising from a dispute over contract terms and the value of the works, the decision in TRANT ENGINEERING LTD V MOTT MACDONALD LTD  [2017] case is of particular interest as it is the first published case where BIM features substantively.

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01 February 2013 | by

We investigate offsite and onsite inspection and test regimes with practical examples.

01 January 2013 | by

This article looks at the changes to the payment procedures brought about by a range of changes to legislation.

01 January 2013 | by

Simon Lewis looks at the importance of standard form contract clauses.

01 January 2013 | by

Koko Udom investigates oral contracts and adjudication.

01 January 2013 | by

We look at the journey to the amendment of the Construction Act.

01 January 2013 | by

We report back on your views as to how well amendments to the Construction Act are taking to bed down.

01 November 2012 | by

Nunleah Design Consultants share insight on the management processes they have put in place to support their legal responsibilities on BIM projects.

27 September 2012 | by

The new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) finally came into force in England on 27 March 2012 following a high profile battle between pro-development stakeholders and environmental campaigners. This programme looks at the NPPF and its likely impact.

15 August 2012 | by

A key aim of the Government's new Construction Strategy is a push for truly collaborative project procurement; however project insurance remains one of the most potentially divisive issues facing the project team. This programme examines a possible solution called Integrated Project Insurance or IPI where one policy covers the entire scheme.

01 June 2012 | by

From March to April 2012, we at NBS ran our first survey about contracts and legal issues within the UK construction industry.

01 May 2012 | by

The UK development control system is designed to involve adjacent owners and occupiers at every stage of the process, and big problems will ensue for the developer who ignores it.

08 March 2012 | by

The provisions of the 2009 Act mean that a construction contract will pertain not only to written contracts but also to contracts entered into orally or contracts that are partly oral and partly written. The 2009 Act also makes amendments to Sections 110 and 111 of the previous Construction Act and provides a new regime for payment provisions in construction contracts.

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