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Trainees Take on 2018: can we predict the unpredictable?

Published on 08 February 2018. By Daisy Fulton, Trainee Solicitor and Anna Greco, Trainee Solicitor and Leah Wood, Trainee Solicitor and Sami Thompson, Trainee Solicitor and Sarah Newby, Trainee Solicitor and Matthew Plampton, Trainee Solicitor

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Despite the rollercoaster that was 2017, our trainees did fairly well in predicting its twists and turns, including that Trump would continue without restraint on Twitter. In an attempt to continue our success, the trainees have submitted their predictions for 2018. Disclaimer: we failed to foresee the rise in Bitcoin last year (and therefore must continue to work), so please do not rely on the below for your investment advice! Read on to see our bets on Brexit, US Politics, the World Cup and 'automated bundling'!

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FIDIC Rainbow Suite: Second Editions unveiled

Published on 12 December 2017. By Christina Cheriyan, Associate and Sarah Newby, Trainee Solicitor

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18 years after the publication of the original editions, FIDIC released its Second Edition Red (Construction), Yellow (Plant and Design Build) and Silver Books (EPC / Turnkey Projects) at the FIDIC Users' Conference in London last week. The philosophy behind the revised contracts is greater clarity and transparency with an emphasis on avoiding disputes and quickly resolving them when they do arise. We highlight some of the key changes within this note.

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Construction Act and Retention consultations published by the Government

Published on 02 November 2017. By Sarah Newby, Trainee Solicitor and Jamie Key, Senior Associate

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The Government has recently published two consultations to review (i) the implementation of the 2011 changes to the Construction Act; and (ii) the practice of cash retention under construction contracts.

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North Midland Building Limited v Cyden Homes Limited [2017] EWHC 2414 (TCC): Choose your extension of time provisions carefully

Published on 11 October 2017. By Jonathan Hutt, Partner and Sarah Newby, Trainee Solicitor

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North Midland Building Limited v Cyden Homes confirms the primacy of the parties' contract in determining an extension of time. Specifically, in North Midland the High Court held that an amendment made to the construction contract meant that, in a situation of concurrent delay, North Midland Building Ltd (the Contractor) was not entitled to an extension of time from Cyden Homes Ltd (the Employer) and that the prevention principle, had it arisen, would not take precedence over the expressly agreed terms of the contract.

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No more payouts for ticket touts?

Published on 19 April 2017. By Sarah Newby, Trainee Solicitor

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Ticket touts are exploiting sports and entertainment fans by artificially inflating ticket prices. Will the recent amendments to the Digital Economy Bill (DEB) be effective at preventing this unfair practice?

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