Dispute Resolution: Construction Act Amendments

Jane Ryland recently appeared as a contributor to the College of Law Media’s April 2012 programme on “Dispute Resolution: Construction Act Amendments”.  The programme covers the major changes brought in by the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 to the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996.  The amendments apply to all new construction contracts entered into from 1 October 2011 however the 1996 Act still applies to construction contracts entered into before that date.  Jane discussed the changes affecting adjudication.  She covered subjects including the removal of the requirement for construction contracts to be in writing, the new “slip rule”, “Tolent” clauses and the case of Leander v Mulalley.   She also reviewed the amendments to the JCT and NEC contracts brought in by the statutory changes.

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Jane Ryland Consultant Solicitor

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