- November 15, 2016
Will the new Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes save time and cost?
The genesis of the new Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes, which came into effect today, was widespread concern regarding the front-loading of costs. It is this concern that has led to the introduction of a quicker, less detailed and more proportionate Protocol procedure.
- July 29, 2016
No green light to making exaggerated insurance claims but “gilding the lily” may be okay
With the Insurance Act 2015 set to come into force within the next two weeks, contractors will be turning their attention towards the new provisions to clarify their legal obligations under policies incepted after 12 August 2016. In anticipation of these significant and wide-ranging reforms to insurance contract law, the courts have begun the task … Continue reading No green light to making exaggerated insurance claims but “gilding the lily” may be okay →
- September 21, 2015
“Fair presentation of risk” and the Insurance Act 2015: what does it mean for the construction industry?
The Insurance Act 2015, which does not come into force until August 2016, changes the way in which insurance is conducted. The delay in commencement of the Act is intended, at least in part, to give insurers time to change their policy wording and procedures. It is likely that some of the new policy wordings … Continue reading “Fair presentation of risk” and the Insurance Act 2015: what does it mean for the construction industry? →