Preparation is crucial when taking a construction dispute to court, a new legal ruling has underlined. Construction consultancy MPG says the High Court decision should also serve as a reminder to contractors that they need effective programmes in place before commencing a contract in case there is a dispute in future. The claimants in Clutterbuck […]
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The decision in the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) means that companies in liquidation will not be allowed to use adjudication to settle financial claims.
MPG already has a track record of providing quantity surveying and other services for big design projects such as stadia, airports and rail stations worldwide. It now hopes to create more opportunities to work on similar large developments as part of the Design International consortium
Two new standards have been unveiled in the past 12 months with a key objective of cutting the number of disputes and court cases in the construction sector
By Michael Gallucci LLM MRICS MCIArb MAE, Managing Director MPGQS The year 2018 will be remembered as the one when it became absolutely essential – if it wasn’t already – for contractors to have effective programmes in place when undertaking major construction projects. The new and much more extensive FIDIC Yellow Book, published on December […]
By Michael Gallucci LLM MRICS MCIArb MAE, Managing Director, MPG construction consultants We don’t know just how many construction contracts end in dispute, but it’s plain to see the sector is far more prone to legal wrangling than other spheres of business. The issue was officially recognised with the launch of the Conflict Avoidance Pledge, […]
ACT NOW ON HEAT NETWORK RULES TO AVOID FINES Landlords and developers face unlimited fines because of a lack of awareness of the regulations covering heat networks. There’s no denying that the regulations create an administrative headache for agents, and an unwelcome cost burden for landlords, but managing the process well could help reduce energy […]
Michael Gallucci, managing director of construction consultancy MPG, advises firms affected by the collapse of Carillion how to respond. When contracting on construction projects, it’s imperative to have appropriate written agreements and programmes in place. Often, contracts give both parties the right to terminate if one or either becomes insolvent. That means you can walk […]