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The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement - what are the new rules of origin and the new UKCA mark

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Tom Pemberton considers a couple of the key changes to the terms of trade between the EU and the UK under the Trade and Cooperation Agreement All businesses which rely on the import or export of goods from or to the EU27 need to adapt to the changes...

Brexit - changes to the tariff and CE marking regimes on 1 January 2021

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Please click here for an up to date guidance note following the EU-UK Trade & Cooperation Agreement Tom Pemberton considers the...

Publication of new civil engineering sub-contract form

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The Civil Engineering Contractors Association has published its Generic Form of Sub-Contract (September 2020) for use in conjunction with a wide range of standard form and bespoke main contracts where there are no appropriate accompanying published forms...

That's not what I wanted - a case of a tenant not getting the building they expected and how you can avoid falling into the same trap

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For anyone commissioning or providing construction works, whether in a commercial, residential or shared infrastructure context, it is essential that the contract properly defines the works which must be delivered. This may seem obvious but the courts...

The meaning of practical completion of your construction project: don't leave it to the contract administrator (or the court) to decide

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The recent Technology and Construction Court judgment in the case of Mears Limited v Costplan Services (South East) Limited & Others [2018] provides lessons of interest to all developers and any parties taking leases or transfers of property in reliance...

Tackling the late payment epidemic: a new prescription from the government?

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Efforts to tackle the issue so far have been little more than “nudging” techniques to pay more promptly. Is the government ready to ramp up the campaign? Market surveys in the wake of the collapse of Carillion suggest that protecting cashflow...

Consultations on payment issues in the construction industry

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It is as much the case today that “cashflow is the life blood of the building industry” as it was when Lord Denning coined the phrase over 50 years ago in the Court of Appeal judgment of Dawnays vs Minter (1971). Slow and uncertain...