Allocating risk under Building Contracts

Parties to a building contract are required to deal with a variety of risks that may affect them during a construction project. Some risks are common to most building projects but others may be project specific. It is imperative when…

Adjudication Cases Part 1 of 2018

This series of articles continues the reporting and review of cases on the enforcement of adjudicators’ awards begun in the Journal of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. 107473.001 SH Construction Case Booklet FIN[1] This document is available to be read…

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In Conversation with…. Paul Dennett, City Mayor of Salford

At our latest “In Conversation With” event we were joined by Paul Dennett, a working-class boy from Warrington who became Salford’s second directly elected City Mayor. Guests in attendance enjoyed an hour discussion and Q&A about Paul’s upbringing, where money…

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Don’t hang up your dancing shoes

At Slater Heelis, some of us have talents that extend far beyond a sharp grasp of the law. Take Phillip Rhodes, for example: our partner in the Family team – and WINNER of the Seashell Trust Strictly Come Dancing fundraiser!…

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The end of the ‘meal ticket’ for life?

The Court of Appeal’s decision in the case of Waggott v Waggott is a warning to any party who is considering appealing a decision relating to maintenance. This case highlights the risks associated with litigation and how appealing a court’s…

Gender Pay Gap Reporting deadline

It has been reported that more than 1500 companies have failed to report their gender pay gap figures in accordance with the deadline earlier this month. The Equalities and Human Rights Commission will now investigate these failures and could take…

Inheritance and cohabitees

The number of cohabitees in the UK is growing rapidly and the cohabiting couple family is the fastest growing family type in the UK. However, the law has not caught up and contrary to popular belief, cohabitees do not have…