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Briefing note for clients: External insulation and cladding in buildings over 18 metres
In light of recent events we understand our clients will be concerned about the legal and fire-safety status of recently refurbished and over-clad properties and the potential risk presented by the means of construction and material used.
The Mutual Investment Model for Roads: A New Approach To Roads Procurement?
One of the most eagerly awaited infrastructure projects is the Welsh Government’s £400m project to complete the dualling of the A45 from Dowlais to Hirwaun.
Devonshires strengthens Projects team with new partner
Infrastructure Partner, Robert Turner joins Devonshires to strengthen our Projects team
Adjudication Decision: Approbation and reprobation or “blowing hot and cold”
In this update Suryen Nullatamby, Solicitor in our Construction Team looks at the recent case of Dawnus Construction Holdings Limited v Marsh Life Limited [2017] EWHC 1066.
JCT Contracts: Change is coming!
JCT has released further contracts under its new 2016 suite.
CONSTRUCTION LAW UPDATE: Proliferation of “Smash & Grab” adjudication cases
In his recent decision, 16 March 2017, in Hutton Construction Limited and Wilson Properties (London) Limited [2017] EWHC 517 (TCC), Mr Justice Coulson expounded his views on the proliferation of the “smash & grab” cases and the courts’ robust and consistent approach vis-a-vis the increasing number of challenges brought by unhappy defendants in the Technology and Construction Court.
Experienced in judicial review work
At Devonshires, our experienced Litigation Department is extremely well equipped to represent our clients in a judicial review situation and this is an area we are continually developing.
2017: A Year of Legacy Claims?
Over the next week or so, three words – “Happy New Year !“ – shall be uttered to colleagues as normal business resumes following the Yuletide break. It seems like it was only yesterday that the same words were used as we waved goodbye to 2015 and said hello 2016.
Reducing Pre-Action Costs? New Construction and Engineering Pre-action protocol released tomorrow.
The new Construction and Engineering Protocol will come into effect on 9 November 2016 following a joint collaboration between TecBar and TecSA with the assistance of Mr Justice Coulson. The focus of the changes seems to be to reduce pre-action costs and speed up the pre-action procedure.
Devonshires second year trainees qualify
We are pleased to announce that following a 2 year training contract we see the following Trainees qualify.
Devonshires welcomes 8 new trainees
We are pleased to announce the arrival of 8 new trainees to our team at Devonshires.
Devonshires recognised again by Legal 500 for our expertise
The latest Legal 500 guide has been published and we are delighted to have been recognised again for our excellent work in a number of our core practice areas.