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Succession Planning - The Pre-Exit Stage
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Succession Planning - The Pre-Exit Stage

Our expert Wealth team will focus on the key areas of the pre-exit stage and will be joined by guest speakers from financial planning specialists Equilibrium and from audit, tax and consulting experts RSM . Date: Thursday 11th July Time: From...

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RICS Summary Adjudication Procedure
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RICS Summary Adjudication Procedure

"Smash and grab" adjudications are one of the most common ways a contractor can seek to recover outstanding debts under a construction contract. Small to medium-sized contractors can often face difficulties, however, when the value of the unpaid...

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Construction | 24 August 2023
JCT 2024 – JCT Announces Next Edition of JCT Contracts
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JCT 2024 – JCT Announces Next Edition of JCT Contracts

It has been expected for some time, but finally, the JCT has announced that it will be updating its suite of contracts , and it will be the JCT 2024 Edition which is likely to be published in the spring. The likely publication date is expected to...

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Construction | 27 July 2023
"Set off" in the Enforcement of an Adjudicator's Decision
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"Set off" in the Enforcement of an Adjudicator's Decision

On Friday, 5 May 2023, the Technology and Construction Court ("TCC") handed down its Judgment in the case of FK Construction Ltd v ISG Retail Ltd. The Judgment acts as a reminder of the few situations in which set off may arise in proceedings to...

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Construction | 29 June 2023
Tenant's Fit-Out Works and Insurance: Who Takes On The Risk?
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Tenant's Fit-Out Works and Insurance: Who Takes On The Risk?

The question of insurance is often a reoccurring issue when it comes to the procurement of fit-out works to a premises that forms part of a larger multi-let building. Tenants need to consider insurance for the existing building and insurance for...

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Construction | 31 May 2023
The Meaning of "Day" – TCC Judgment in Elements (Europe) Ltd v FK Building Ltd 2023
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The Meaning of "Day" – TCC Judgment in Elements (Europe) Ltd v FK Building Ltd 2023

On 21 March 2023, the Technology and Construction Court ("TCC") handed down its judgment in the case of Elements (Europe) Ltd v FK Building Ltd. The judgment focuses on the validity of a payment application and provides clarity as to what is meant...

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Construction | 04 May 2023
Myerson Assists Matillion with Their Office Relocation
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Myerson Assists Matillion with Their Office Relocation

Myerson have advised Matillion in relation to their office relocation to Two New Bailey in the Salford gateway site, which is the latest extension to Manchester’s Central Business District. Matillion have taken a 10-year lease of 27,000 sq ft from...

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Commercial Property | 27 April 2023
Myerson Sign the Equal Representation in Adjudication Pledge
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Myerson Sign the Equal Representation in Adjudication Pledge

The Centre of Construction Law & Dispute Resolution at King’s College London, working in collaboration with The Adjudication Society, produced a report,  2022 Construction Adjudication in the United Kingdom: Tracing trends and guiding reform  which...

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Construction | 20 April 2023
Supporting Sustainable Construction through Construction Contracts
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Supporting Sustainable Construction through Construction Contracts

It's no secret that the built environment and construction sectors are among the largest contributors to global carbon emissions. With the Government being committed to reaching its net zero greenhouse gas emissions target by 2050, the construction...

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Construction | 06 April 2023
The Meaning of Practical Completion
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The Meaning of Practical Completion

Practical completion is an important concept in the UK construction industry. It marks the point at which a project is considered finished. It is a crucial milestone in any construction project, as it also marks the point at which the contractor...

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Construction | 09 March 2023
The Building Safety Pledge
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The Building Safety Pledge

At the end of January, the Government set a six-week deadline for construction developers to sign the new Building Safety Pledge contract. It is a warning that companies who fail to sign and comply with the contract will face significant...

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Construction | 09 February 2023
Will the New Gateway Process Apply to Projects Starting in 2023?
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Will the New Gateway Process Apply to Projects Starting in 2023?

A key part of the regulatory framework for higher-risk buildings introduced under the Building Safety Act 2022 is the new Gateway regime which involves the scrutiny by the new Building Safety Regulator (Regulator) of the proposals before the...

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Construction | 26 January 2023
Construction Retentions
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Construction Retentions

Retentions are often used on construction projects. This article explains what they are and why you should consider them. Construction retention refers to a portion of the payment that is withheld from a contractor until the completion of a...

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Construction | 12 January 2023
What are Liquidated Damages?
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What are Liquidated Damages?

Liquidated damages are a regular feature of construction contracts. This blog explains what they are and why you should use them. Liquidated damages in construction are a contractually agreed upon sum of money that one party to a contract must pay...

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Construction | 06 January 2023
Construction Adjudication Trends
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Construction Adjudication Trends

Kings College London has recently published a new report into adjudication titled  2022 Construction Adjudication in the United Kingdom: Tracing trends and guiding reform.   It is perhaps the most comprehensive analysis of construction...

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Construction | 24 November 2022
Procurement Contracts: Competitive Tendering
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Procurement Contracts: Competitive Tendering

Procurement contracts: where competitive tenders oblige prospective employers to consider them fairly The procurement process has long been a source of frustration within the construction industry. The time and expense contractors and...

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Construction | 10 November 2022
New Building Regulation Requirements for Electric Vehicle Charging Points
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New Building Regulation Requirements for Electric Vehicle Charging Points

Electrifying Changes: New Building Regulation Requirements for Electric Vehicle Charging Points In September 2022, 1 in 10 new car sales in the UK were electric vehicles (EVs), with an estimated 477,000 electric cars on the road and more than...

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Commercial Property | 09 November 2022
Myerson Solicitors Annual Property Update
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Myerson Solicitors Annual Property Update

Thank you to everyone who attended our Annual Property Update, which will be of interest to property investors, landlords, developers, professionals or those who simply have an interest in real estate. You can now watch a replay of the live...

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Commercial Property | 04 November 2022
Don’t Hang About, Adjudicate! 
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Don’t Hang About, Adjudicate! 

In 2021, 2579 construction sector firms across England and Wales became insolvent, which is 19% of all insolvencies. With the furlough assistance long gone and inflation increasing every month, it is very likely that we will see further increases...

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Construction | 04 October 2022
Collateral Warranties ARE Construction Contracts
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Collateral Warranties ARE Construction Contracts

The Court of Appeal has finally concluded that a collateral warranty can be a construction contract under section 104(1), Construction Act 1996.  From the enactment of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 back in 1998, there...

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Construction | 29 June 2022
Crane Oversailing
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Crane Oversailing

Property developers have long realised the potential of building vertically. By purchasing comparatively small areas of land, developers can maximise the footprint of their properties by building to a great height. This creates challenges for...

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Construction | 07 May 2022
Top 5 Tips for Starting Construction Adjudication Proceedings
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Top 5 Tips for Starting Construction Adjudication Proceedings

In terms of dispute resolution, construction adjudication is a quick process and can provide a swift and efficient resolution to a construction dispute. The appointed adjudicator has just 28 days to make a decision from the date that the referral...

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Construction | 07 April 2022
JCT 2016 – are you up to speed on the new insurance provisions?
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JCT 2016 – are you up to speed on the new insurance provisions?

This is the third in a series of articles looking at the key changes to the 2016 suite of JCT contracts. Our first article discussed  some of the key changes to the forms   and the  second article looks at the new payment provisions . This article...

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Construction | 05 April 2022
JCT 2016 – Are You up to Speed on the New Payment Provisions?
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JCT 2016 – Are You up to Speed on the New Payment Provisions?

This is the second in a series of articles looking at the key changes to the 2016 suite of JCT contracts. This article examines the payment provisions of the standard form JCT Design and Build Contract 2016 ( JCT 2016 ) compared to those contained...

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Construction | 04 April 2022
Top 5 Tips for Defending Construction Adjudication Proceedings
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Top 5 Tips for Defending Construction Adjudication Proceedings

In terms of dispute resolution, construction adjudication is a quick process and can provide a swift and efficient resolution to a construction dispute. The appointed adjudicator has just 28 days to make a decision from the date that the referral...

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Construction | 29 March 2022
Payment Notice for Construction Contracts
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Payment Notice for Construction Contracts

The Construction Act Interim payment mechanisms in construction contracts are predicated on the issuance of various payment notices by both the payee and payer along the supply chain.  In the UK, the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration...

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Construction | 18 January 2022
A Guide to Collateral Warranties on Construction Projects
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A Guide to Collateral Warranties on Construction Projects

In this article, we consider collateral warranties, which are often used on construction projects, and we explain what they are, why they may be required, some alternatives to collateral warranties (such as third-party rights) and which parties are...

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Construction | 12 January 2022
Copyright Infringement and Planning Permissions
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Copyright Infringement and Planning Permissions

Planning Permission In a recent copyright infringement case, Lennox Estates Ltd v S&W Ventures Ltd, summary judgment was granted in favour of a previous developer of a site in relation to the use of its architect’s drawings. Lennox Estates, a...

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Construction | 05 January 2022
Crane Oversail Licences
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Crane Oversail Licences

Freehold ownership of land usually includes the air space above that land. When a contractor needs to bring a tower crane onto a site in order to carry out works, it needs to consider whether the jib (the horizontal arm) of its crane will need to...

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Commercial Property | 25 November 2021
Myerson Solicitors Real Estate Network Presents: The Annual Property Update
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Myerson Solicitors Real Estate Network Presents: The Annual Property Update

You can now watch a replay of the Annual Property Update, presented by Partner and Head of Commercial Property, Joanne Perritt , Partner within Property Litigation, Laura Pile , Partner and Head of Residential Property, Heather Adams and Senior...

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Commercial Property | 06 October 2021
Employer’s Instruction to Omit Works
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Employer’s Instruction to Omit Works

At Myerson, our Construction Team advise on all aspects of construction disputes. This article is the first in a series of articles whose focus is on a selection of issues that we have seen contractors and sub-contractors face on live projects in...

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Construction | 05 July 2021
Defect Claims in Construction Projects
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Defect Claims in Construction Projects

Defective work is a frequent occurrence in commercial construction projects. Examples of defects may range from minor defects contained in snagging lists at practical completion to more serious defects which may lay undetected for months or even...

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Construction | 19 March 2021
Salford Van Hire Submits Plans for Next Crumpsall Phase
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Salford Van Hire Submits Plans for Next Crumpsall Phase

Plans for Next Crumpsall Phase The vehicle rental company Salford Van Hire is planning to build three industrial units totalling 90,000 sq. ft on land that AstraZeneca previously occupied by Brightside Road at the North Manchester Business Park...

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Construction | 10 March 2021
Perfect Storm for Construction Projects
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Perfect Storm for Construction Projects

Continuity for the construction sector We have now entered new national lockdown restrictions across the country to help to control the spread of Covid-19.  This has brought in new restrictions but the Government position currently remains the same...

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Construction | 19 January 2021
Performance Security on Construction Projects
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Performance Security on Construction Projects

Ensuring contractor performance in construction projects Myerson have made a short video guide regarding the options for performance security for construction projects in the UK. Our construction department goes over the importance of performance...

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Construction | 12 January 2021
Interim Payment Applications
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Interim Payment Applications

Interim Payment Applications Myerson have made a short video guide in relation to a recent court decision that may be of interest to those currently working on construction projects, and dealing with interim payment applications. The case brought...

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Construction | 03 December 2020
Myerson Real Estate Network Presents: The Annual Property Update
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Myerson Real Estate Network Presents: The Annual Property Update

Our Annual Property Updated, hosted by the Myerson Real Estate team, took place 19 November 2020. One defining feature of this year has been the COVID-19 pandemic which has impacted the Real Estate sector and every aspect of the economy. Why not...

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Commercial Property | 19 November 2020