Construction Webinar – Liquidated Damages and COVID-19

Thursday 30 April 2020 at 2pm This webinar is the third in a series, designed to give you helpful guidance on the issues arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic and the potential ways to protect your company in these uncertain […]

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COVID-19 – Construction Contract Providers JCT, NEC and FIDIC Publish User Guidance

Since the COVD-19 outbreak began, we at Hawkswell Kilvington have endeavoured to alleviate pressure on our clients by providing written updates in relation to the impact of COVID-19 on construction contracts, providing free webinars on issues we believe are key […]

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Ascertaining Damages under an ABI-Type Performance Guarantees

In the recent case of Yuanda (UK) Company Ltd v Multiplex Construction Europe Ltd and another, the TCC considered the operation of ABI-type performance guarantees and the requirements for making valid demands under such instruments. Background In July 2014, the […]

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Construction Webinar – Payment during the COVID-19 pandemic

Thursday 23th April 2020 2pm This webinar is the second in a series, designed to give you helpful guidance on the issues arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic and the potential ways to protect your company in these uncertain times. […]

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Can Works be Omitted from a Construction Contract?

There is no common law right for an employer to omit work from a contractor’s scope of works, yet an “omissions clause” is a common feature of many construction contracts. In this bulletin, we consider the key principles underlying such […]

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Can an employer be liable for an employees’ data protection breach? Guidance from the UK Supreme Court

Can an employer be held to be vicariously liable for unauthorised breaches of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “DPA 1998”) committed by an employee? The UK Supreme Court sets the record straight in a case where Wm Morrison Supermarkets […]

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Construction Webinar – COVID-19 and “force majeure” – what you need to know

Thursday 9th April 2020 at 2.00pm This webinar is the first of a series, designed to give you helpful guidance on the issues arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic and the potential ways to protect your company in these uncertain […]

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COVID-19 and Future Construction Contracts – How Can You Minimise the Risk?

Whilst no one yet knows the full extent of the potential implications of COVID-19 on the construction industry, it is now inevitable that almost all construction companies are going to be affected in some way. Contractors are likely to be […]

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Further Statement from Hawkswell Kilvington – COVID-19:

These are unprecedented times and we have to do all that we can to ensure that all of our team remain safe and well. In light of the measures announced by the government on 23 March 2020, from 24 March […]

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Planning for COVID-19 Site Closures

At the date of writing, the official advice from Robert Jenrick, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, is that individuals working on construction sites can continue to do so but must follow Public Health England’s guidance […]

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