- November 9, 2016
Long live the Pre-Action Protocol
Is it really 16 years ago that we users of the TCC first came face to face with the Pre-Action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes? And for all those years most of us have been extolling its virtues as a great tool to assist early settlement of disputes and yet in the same breath … Continue reading Long live the Pre-Action Protocol →
- January 20, 2016
The Pre-Action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes: what do users really think?
Amid speculation that the Pre-Action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes (Protocol) might be abandoned, or made voluntary, by the Civil Procedure Rule Committee, the TeCSA committee (on which I sit) felt that it was important to obtain the industry’s views, to inform the debate on the Protocol’s effectiveness. As Simon Tolson, retiring chairman of … Continue reading The Pre-Action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes: what do users really think? →
- April 22, 2015
TeCSA and the TCC: 25 years of collaboration
As Lord Dyson, MR reminded us in last month’s excellent Keating lecture, construction law and the TCC used to be perceived as: “a rather dull specialist subject… all about boring Scott Schedules… and delay claims… known in the trade as ‘buggeration claims’.” But to those of us who know and love this specialist area, we … Continue reading TeCSA and the TCC: 25 years of collaboration →
- November 6, 2013
Launched and ready for use: TECSA’s e-disclosure protocol
On 1 November 2013, Edwards-Stuart J formally launched a new e-disclosure protocol to the masses as part of a stimulating and extremely well attended all-day conference, “E-disclosure in practice”. The protocol is the brainchild of Steven Williams and the TeCSA e-disclosure working group. The event was organised by TeCSA, TECBAR and the SCL to provide practical guidance … Continue reading Launched and ready for use: TECSA’s e-disclosure protocol →
- November 20, 2012
“Shaken and stirred” when a criminal prosecution follows an earthquake
The tragic earthquake in L’Aquila, Italy, followed a number of minor tremors and not only shook the population of the historic town, killing 308 people and leaving tens of thousands homeless, but also sent shock waves through the scientific and engineering communities both in Italy and worldwide, stirring much indignation among them. Why? Four seismologists, two … Continue reading “Shaken and stirred” when a criminal prosecution follows an earthquake →
- November 18, 2009
Let us help keep the lights on
The government has published six draft national policy statements (NPSs) for consultation. They are the latest step in a detailed consultation on energy and, in particular, nuclear energy aimed at taking policy to the year 2030.
- October 14, 2009
Whose plant is it anyway?
When things go wrong on a project we tend to think that the contract will finally determine issues between the parties. Of course, this is not always the case: we must not forget about statutory rights.
- September 15, 2009
The Olympic Park: something to sing about in these otherwise depressed times
Last week, those participating in TeCSA’s technical training course, “Building Stadia: from the start to the finishing line!” were extremely fortunate to be given the opportunity to tour the Olympic Park. This included being taken into the bowl of stadium itself and driving up the 100 metre “track”!