Material Shortages

Material Shortages

As you may have seen in the media recently or indeed have experienced first-hand, there have been unprecedented material shortages in many areas. There are many reasons for this. As described in the webinar it is a ‘perfect storm’. It seems everything that is going on...
Whose Float Is It Anyway?

Whose Float Is It Anyway?

Float ownership  The issue of who owns the float in the construction program has been the subject of significant debate. At least three conflicting viewpoints hold sway. These are that: It belongs to the contractor.The float belongs to the employer.It belongs to...
Spotlight On… Insurance Disputes

Spotlight On… Insurance Disputes

Webinar on construction insurance disputes, common issues and how to avoid them Damian James joined two legal experts for a discussion on construction insurance. Joining him was barrister Athena Markides from Crown Office Chambers in London. He also spoke to Bryn...
Grenfell Tower & The New Building Safety Fund

Grenfell Tower & The New Building Safety Fund

In 2017, a fire broke out in the 24 storey Grenfell Tower in London. Within minutes the fire spread up the exterior of the building and within two hours every floor was alight. The fire caused the death of 72 people, and has become one of the UK’s worst modern...
Spotlight On… Insurance Disputes

Spotlight on… Mediation

Webinar on resolving construction disputes through mediation Damian James was joined by two experts for a discussion on mediation. Joining him was advocate and mediator Chantelle Humphries and arbitrator, adjudicator and mediator Robert Evans of Keating Chambers. The...
Construction Adjudication in Africa

Construction Adjudication in Africa

At our Spotlight event in February 2021, Damian James joined Simon Kiriba of law firm, Bowmans and advocate, Johan Beyers for a look at the use of adjudication for resolving construction disputes in Africa. Could adjudication become the new normal way to resolve...
Spotlight On… Insurance Disputes

Spotlight on… Adjudication

Webinar examining the role and rise of adjudication in Africa Damian James and two of Africa’s leading construction lawyers examine adjudication across the continent. The team look at the history of adjudication and how different jurisdictions treat the process....