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Clarification of retentions requirements for construction contracts

A bill has been introduced to Parliament to make clear that the new retentions regime for construction contracts only applies to contracts which have been entered into, or renewed, on or after 31 March 2017.  Once the regime comes into force, parties may agree that it applies to earlier contracts.  The Regulatory Systems (Commercial Matters) Amendment Bill had its first reading on 18 October 2016. Written by Nick GilliesChristina Bryant, Helen Macfarlane and Sarah Holderness

Enforcement of Damages in Adjudication

This decision highlights the arbitral distinction in the enforceability of the sums due and rights/obligations under construction contracts, prior to the recent CCA amendments. Written by Nick Gillies and Richard Belcher

Insurance Case Law Update September 2016

In this insurance law update we summarise significant decisions released so far in 2016.  Written by Christina Bryant, Nick Gillies, Helen Macfarlane, Gennise Luen, Hannah Yiu, Anna King, Nina Thomson, Mary Battersby, Richard Belcher, Rob McStay and Ella Collis.

A Word of Warning
What is a warning in the employment law context and how do you issue an employee with a warning that will stick? It is not as straightforward as you may think.  Written by Jim Roberts and Jodi Sharman.


Consultants - Are you ready?
How will the changes to the Construction Contracts Act 2002 affect Architects, Engineers and Quantity Surveyors?  written by Nick Gillies, Christina Bryant, Helen MacFarlane and Sarah Holderness.


Hesketh Henry authors Insurance Practical Guidance

By invitation, Hesketh Henry’s insurance team has written a new on-line insurance law publication for LexisNexis, known as “Insurance Practical Guidance”.  Click here to read more


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