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This introductory blog briefly outlines the four main types of dispute resolution procedures; adjudication, mediation, arbitration and litigation available for construction disputes in the UK. [Read More...]
The proceedings related to an adjudication concerning a building dispute. The Defendants invited the claimant construction company, Malcolm Charles Contracts Ltd (MCC), to tender for a contract to carry out work on their property. [Read More...]
This week, Charlotte Waters, a Partner at Fisher Scoggins Waters, who specialises in construction, engineering and manufacturing disputes, answers some common client questions regarding a procurement award challenge. [Read More...]
The Insurance Bill received royal assent on February 12 2015, becoming law as The Insurance Act 2015. Hailed as the "... the biggest reform to insurance contract law in more than a century.” the Act will come into force in August 2016 and will apply to both insurance and reinsurance contracts.The main changes: Warranties - An insurers remedy for breach of warranty is now contingent on relevance. Basis of the Contract clauses now abolished. Disclosure - Insureds are to make a fair presentation of the risk but failure to provide all material information no longer allows the insurer to refuse all claims. [Read More...]
Following on from our series of Corporate Manslaughter Conviction blogs we ask -
Are your legal retainers in place?
The action taken in the immediate aftermath of fatal construction, engineering and manufacturing industrial accidents can be crucial.
Be prepared to respond in 5 crucial areas: [Read More...]
FSW are pleased to announce the launch of our new fully responsive website fisherscogginswaters.co.uk. Our new design gives us the opportunity through our ‘blog’ and social media platforms (Twitter, Linkedin and Google + ) to offer our views on exciting news and provide up-to-date information on the latest legal developments in construction, engineering and manufacturing. [Read More...]
Managing Partner Charlotte Waters interview with Construction Magazine chief editor Heather Campbell. How public procurement disputes are on the increase and the thin line between those who choose to build their dream home and those who develop for profit (the Defective Premises Act case of Zennstrom v Fagot and others). [Read More...]
Leading London-based Law firm Fisher Scoggins Waters has been a fierce defender of its clients’ rights and interests since its foundation in 2002, dealing with high-profile cases such as the fatal shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes, the Ladbroke Grove rail crash, the Hatfield rail disaster and the Buncefield Fire depot explosion. [Read More...]