Entries by Duncan Hopwood

Changes at MPG

We’re delighted to announce that due to expansion, our Watford office has moved to a new location. We’re also proud to have achieved RICS regulated status, and we have updated our company name to reflect this. Our new address in Watford is 42-44 Clarendon Road, Watford WD17 1JJ. Please note we also have a new Watford telephone number. […]

MPG hires Ryan Dando as Commercial Manager

International construction consultancy MPG has appointed Ryan Dando as Commercial Manager. Ryan has more than 17 years’ experience in the construction industry, including over a decade working on various forms of the NEC contract. He has worked across sectors including retail, social housing, stadia and residential as well as commercial offices, aviation, rail and design. […]

Risky Business: Don’t start work until you’ve finalised the contract

A new legal ruling is a stark warning to contractors about beginning work on a project without finalising the contract first, says a leading construction consultancy.  MPG, which advises contractors, employers and project managers worldwide, says the industry should take note of the Court of Appeal decision. It reversed a previous decision on the dispute between AMEC and Arcadis, ruling […]

Ten fatal errors to avoid with NEC construction and engineering contracts

Leading construction consultancy MPG has joined forces with award-winning law firm DAC Beachcroft to warn about deadly mistakes that contractors must avoid when using NEC contracts. NEC contract templates are already widely used in the UK, from small procurement jobs to huge schemes such as the Olympic Park, and new templates in the latest version […]

MPG in the news

MPG has been hitting the headlines in recent months. Our expert opinion pieces on two landmark court rulings were covered in print and online on channels including Audit & Risk, Business Link and CCR Magazine. Meanwhile, the launch of our new report on Construction Claims and Defence made the pages of Project Manager Today. You […]

Construction law expert qualifies as mediator

An international expert in construction law, Michael Gallucci, has qualified as an RICS mediator. Mr Gallucci, who runs London-based consultancy MPG, advises clients in the UK and the Gulf on construction law. A regular speaker at global conferences, he firmly believes that more businesses in the real estate sector should mediate to find a resolution […]

Preparing a claim in a construction dispute

Preparing claims in construction disputes is among the services that we provide to the property sector under the heading of dispute resolution. Here are a dozen times we prepared claims to help clients win their cases. Defence Dockyard – On behalf of the employer assisting the quantum expert on a dispute with a main contractor […]