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Issue : 26 October 2018

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  • Chris Kirby Turner partner Thomson Snell and Passmore

    Expert evidence: Here's how to get it rightSubscription

    Features27 November, 2018

    A strong expert witness can tip the scales of a claim in your favour but a bad one can do extreme damage, as Chris Kirby-Turner explains.

  • Michelle Essen and Chris Hoile Womble Bond Dickinson

    Modern slavery: Act now or pay laterSubscription

    Features22 November, 2018

    The government is showing that its focus on modern slavery is here to stay. Michelle Essen and Chris Hoile highlight why best practice will be increasingly crucial.

  • Deborah Ruff and Julia Belcher Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman copy

    Dispute sums are soaring – so get yourself preparedSubscription

    Features20 November, 2018

    The average value of UK claims has overtaken the US and Europe. Deborah Ruff and Julia Kalinina Belcher give their top tips on avoiding and mitigating disputes.

  • Alexandra Reid senior associate Winckworth Sherwood

    Why diverging contracts can leave tier ones exposedSubscription

    Features13 November, 2018

    Bespoke agreements can work but if tier ones amend a provision in one contract, they must make changes to others or risk finding themselves exposed, explains Alexandra Reid. 

  • Oliver Tobin associate Fladgate

    Can a liquidated contractor use adjudication to chase debts?Subscription

    Features6 November, 2018

    A recent decision appears to have major implications for financial claims by insolvent companies – but leaves some questions unanswered, explains Oliver Tobin.

  • Construction News digital edition – 2 November 2018

    Construction News digital edition – 2 November 2018Subscription

    Features2 November, 2018

    Laing O’Rourke’s UK refinancing delays 2018 results – CEO Ray O’Rourke expects deal to be finalised in next few weeks; KPIs: After one of the most challenging periods for construction on record, a new report reveals the full impact on the industry’s key performance indicators; Lending: In 2015, outstanding loans to construction firms stood at just over £37bn. By August this year, they had fallen to £32bn… why does lending appear to be in decline?.

  • Sam Stacey is challenge director Transforming Construction Innovate UK

    UK construction is now ready to be a world-beaterSubscription

    Opinion1 November, 2018

    The industry is facing a once-in-a-generation opportunity for transformation, one that can establish the UK as a role model and service provider for construction around the world.

  • Network Rail’s £35bn CP6 spend approved

    Network Rail’s £35bn CP6 spend approvedSubscription

    News31 October, 2018

    The Office of Road and Rail (ORR) has approved Network Rail’s £34.7bn five-year spending plans.

  • Shakespeare Martineau partner Martin Edwards

    What to do when protesters target your projectSubscription

    Features30 October, 2018

    Fracking protests in Lancashire highlight the importance of proactive measures to safeguard sensitive and vulnerable sites, explains Martin Edwards.

  • Eva Mills associate director Hydrock

    Guess what? Career breaks to have kids don't erase your skillsSubscription

    Opinion29 October, 2018

    Returning to the construction industry after taking a long career break to start a family provoked mixed emotions for me, of both trepidation and excitement.

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