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Womble Bond Dickinson: Navigating delay and disruption – and a ‘groundswell of disputes’ – must be top priority for construction sector in 2021

Against a backdrop of continued uncertainty due to the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic, and as the UK continues its journey as the first ever nation to exit the European Union, collaboration will continue to be key as the construction industry prepares itself for months of delay and disruption – with an expected rise in disputes being the most imminent threat, according to construction law specialists at Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD).

Published 13 January 2021

Construction and COVID-19: Managing workplace safety – an update following 100 days in lockdown

As the phased return to construction work progresses, Jon Cooper and Ashley Borthwick explain how the general tone around workplace safety compliance has changed.

Published 22 July 2020

Lisa Dromgoole: Should dispute resolution be at the ‘Heart’ of every contract?

Construction lawyer Lisa Dromgoole considers the parallels between Hearts and Partick Thistle’s ongoing legal battle with the SPFL and alternative dispute resolution in the building sector.

Published 8 July 2020

Womble Bond Dickinson: Energy or waste? When an EfW plant contract is not a construction contract

Simon Lewis, Vicky McCombe and Sarah Wales take a look at the latest case in the ongoing share of disputes on the subject of energy from waste (EfW) plant construction contracts.

Published 3 July 2020

Blog: Housing and modern methods of construction post COVID-19

Now is the time to consider the role of Modern Methods of Construction in the future of the construction sector, says partner Ian Atkinson and solicitor Ryan Lavers at law firm Womble Bond Dickinson.

Published 10 June 2020

Blog: Construction and COVID-19

Womble Bond Dickinson partner Ian Atkinson and managing associate Michelle Essen outline key points for employers and contractors to consider given the outbreak of coronavirus disease COVID-19.

Published 6 March 2020

Blog: Construction sector warned by CMA to compete not cheat

Andrij Jurkiw and Hannah Cane, partners at law firm Womble Bond Dickinson, discuss the latest campaign by the Competition and Markets Authority which shines a light on the illegal business practices of price-fixing, bid rigging and market sharing.

Published 4 March 2020

Womble Bond Dickinson: Government announces more construction tax changes

Womble Bond Dickinson's partner Jeremy Smith, managing associate Michelle Essen and practice development lawyer Karen Plumbley-Jones highlight further changes to the off-payroll working rules (IR35).

Published 19 February 2020

Michelle Essen and Lisa Dromgoole: A Scottish view - construction issues in the election manifestos

Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) lawyers Michelle Essen and Lisa Dromgoole outline what the election manifestos have in store for the VAT Reverse Charge, the Apprenticeship Levy and Skills Shortage, and Modern Methods of Construction. 

Published 9 December 2019

Womble Bond Dickinson: Insolvency in the construction sector

In the past five years, insolvency rates in the construction industry have increased more quickly than in other industries across the UK. Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) lawyers Simon Lewis and Philippa Jones consider the common causes of construction insolvency and how to protect your position if insolvency occurs.

Published 8 October 2019

Foundations for equality: LGBTQ+ inclusivity within the construction sector

Lawyers Sarah Wales, Fiona Graham and Curtis Fox explore how the construction sector can promote inclusivity of the LGBTQ+ community.

Published 31 July 2019

Blog: Construction and EU Procurement in No-Deal Brexit – has the government provided clarity?

Lawyers Kathrine Eddon and Michelle Essen focus on the impact of a no-deal Brexit and how leaving the EU will impact the construction industry.

Published 1 October 2018

Blog: Concurrent delay and the allocation of risk: Cyden with the contract

In a judgment handed down yesterday, the Court of Appeal unanimously dismissed a contractor’s appeal in a case where both parties had agreed on the allocation of the risk of concurrent delay. Emily Leonard and Hannah Gardiner consider this ruling in more detail.

Published 31 July 2018

Blog: The heat is on and the spotlight is on construction

Lawyers Kelly Davidson and Chris Hoile provide a research-backed take on skin cancer in the construction industry.

Published 30 July 2018