Publications

Our lawyers contribute regularly to industry and legal journals including Building, Post Magazine and Solicitors Journal. In addition we write legal briefings, newsletters and case reports on our main practice areas.

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Claire Miller & Natalie Ledger

The long anticipated UAE Federal Arbitration Law is issued by the President of the United Arab Emirates.

Earlier this year it was announced that the UAE Federal National Council had approved a draft UAE Federal Arbitration Law and that the draft law had been submitted to the President of the UAE for approval. In an important and encouraging step forward for the UAE, the President of the UAE has approved and issued this draft law, Federal Law No 6 of 2018 on arbitration (the "New Arbitration Law").

In this article, Natalie Ledger comments on this new law and summarises the key changes it will introduce, which will be the subject of our next breakfast seminar on 19 June 2018 in Dubai.

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Stephen Reilly and Lisa Henty

Conveyancers and their Insurers will note material changes to their claim exposures following this week’s Court of Appeal decision writes Stephen Reilly, Partner, and Lisa Henty, Associate. The Appeal decision means that the seller’s solicitors, as well as the buyer’s solicitors, are now squarely exposed to liability in the case of an impostor property seller.

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Lasairfhiona Ni Liaghin & Jennifer Havard

A recent Irish Supreme Court decision of particular interest to insurers regarding Tenders and Lodgments is its judgment in Reaney & Ors v Interlink Ireland Ltd.

In this article, Lasairfhiona Ni Laighin and Jennifer Havard discuss this matter, and explain the clarification of the law concerning Tenders/Lodgments.

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Andrew Croft

Publication: This article was first published in LexisNexis in April 2018

Construction analysis: The Construction Industry Council (CIC) has recently published the
second edition of its Building Information Modelling (BIM) protocol. Andrew Croft, associate
in the construction and engineering group at Beale & Company, and lead consultant
responsible for drafting the new protocol, explains the key changes that have been made.

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James Vernon

Following the introduction of a Private Members Bill to protect retentions, draft wording to legislate for a retention deposit scheme has been published.

We have previously reported on the Government's consultation on the use of cash retentions in the construction industry, which concluded in January 2018. In this article, James Vernon considers the draft Construction (Retention Deposit Schemes) Bill and how the new scheme will have an impact on the construction industry.

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Sheena Sood

Publication: Building

In her latest article for Building magazine, partner, Sheena Sood, considers the growth of offsite construction methods and the legal implications associated with their use.

This article was first published in Building on 20.04.18.

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Ian Masser, Nathan Modell and Elizabeth Andrews

In a recent judgment, the TCC has found that that a sub-contractor is not covered by a project insurance policy where the sub-contract expressly stated that the sub-contractor must obtain its own insurance, notwithstanding the terms of the project policy stating that cover was provided to all tiers of contractor and sub-contractor.

In this article, Ian Masser, Nathan Modell and Elizabeth Andrews discuss the facts of Haberdashers' Aske's Federation Trust v Lakehouse Contracts & Ors [2018], and comment on what impact this judgment will have on cases involving project insurance policies.

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Antony Smith and Marc Jones

The recent case of Société Saad Buzwair Automotive Co v Société Audi Volkswagen Middle East FZE LLC in the Paris Court of Appeal is a reminder that courts may set aside international arbitration awards on the basis that the arbitral tribunal was not properly constituted. The legal framework governing whether arbitrators have acted with independence and impartiality is complex as there are no universal rules. The International Bar Association (IBA) Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration, revised in October 2014, are recognised as a set of principles which promote high standards of independence and impartiality irrespective of legal and cultural backgrounds.

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