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UK law firm TLT is embarking on a new project to identify how climate-aligned contract clauses can be used in built environment projects to combat climate change throughout the entire lifecycle of a building. The commercial law firm has won a competitive brief to support The Chancery Lane Project (T

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John Dugdale, partner at Belfast firm Carson McDowell, examines a recent English court ruling with significance for construction law. A recent judgment of the Court of Appeal in England and Wales has provided guidance on whether a collateral warranty can be a “construction contract” for

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Philip Lee LLP has announced the appointment of Finola Igoe as a senior associate in the firm's projects and construction group. Ms Igoe has more than 12 years' experience as a solicitor and advises in both contentious and non-contentious construction matters.

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Hayes Solicitors LLP has announced the appointment of Kevin Harnett as a partner and head of the firm's construction team. Mr Harnett has 15 years' experience advising on construction issues and construction-related disputes and is also an accredited mediator.

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Legislation putting the Construction Industry Register Ireland (CIRI) on a statutory footing and requiring builders to register with it has been published. The bill, which the government intends to commence from early 2024, aims to benefit consumers and the general public by giving those who engage

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Eugene F Collins has announced the appointment of Lisa Griffin as a senior associate in the firm's property and construction team. Ms Griffin has wide experience in the leasing, acquisition and disposal of commercial, office and retail property. She also specialises in property-based lending for bot

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Philip Lee partner Clare Cashin, senior associate Claire Wallace-Duffy and associate Thompson Barry Doherty examine emerging case law on construction payment disputes. Two recent High Court decisions on enforcement of an adjudicator’s decision reaffirm the “pay now, argue later” ap

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The government has formally approved a recommendation from the Labour Court for new minimum pay rates to workers in the construction sector. A number of trade unions applied to the Labour Court for a review of the terms and conditions of workers in the construction sector, in accordance with section

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The construction supply chain struggled to keep up with increasing new housing and infrastructure development in the second quarter of 2021, a new report from RICS and commercial law firm Tughans has found. With total workloads showing strong growth, there were also problems reported with the cost o

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The Labour Court is set to examine pay and conditions in the construction sector, potentially paving the way for a new sectoral employment order (SEO). Following a request from trade unions, the Labour Court said it will conduct an examination of "the terms and conditions relating to the remuneratio

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Northern Ireland's construction sector is lagging behind the recovery in other UK regions, according to a new report published by RICS and law firm Tughans. A survey of construction businesses in Northern Ireland found a net balance of +8 per cent reporting rising workloads in Q1 2021, up from -18 p

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An additional 17 legal and lay members have been appointed to the construction adjudication panel established under the Construction Contracts Act 2013. The appointments bring the total composition of the panel to five barristers, six solicitors, six architects, seven engineers and 12 quantity surve

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