Issue : 26 October 2018
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Expert evidence: Here's how to get it rightSubscription
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.
Modern slavery: Act now or pay laterSubscription
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.
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.
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.
A recent decision appears to have major implications for financial claims by insolvent companies – but leaves some questions unanswered, explains Oliver Tobin.
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?.
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 approvedSubscription
The Office of Road and Rail (ORR) has approved Network Rail’s £34.7bn five-year spending plans.
What to do when protesters target your projectSubscription
Fracking protests in Lancashire highlight the importance of proactive measures to safeguard sensitive and vulnerable sites, explains Martin Edwards.
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.