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Specific implement in Scots Law
Julie Scott-Gilroy, associate, BTO Solicitors
"In Scots law, a party is entitled to an order compelling performance (specific implement), although there are occasions where specific implement will be refused."
Increased use of mediation in construction disputes
Matt Molloy, director, MCMS Ltd
"Mediation often leads to settlement... It can also lead to some surprising and unexpected results, ones you wouldn't necessarily anticipate at the outset of the process."
January 2016 digest: frosty mornings and new beginnings
Practical Law Construction
"I leant upon a coppice gate, when Frost was spectre-grey, And Winter’s dregs made desolate, the weakening eye of day."
Henia v Beck: time for a rethink?
Brenna Conroy, barrister, Hardwicke
"We are currently left with a TCC decision in keeping with the wording of the Construction Act 1996, but which appears to undermine the dual notice payment regime intended by the Act."
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Hudson's Building and Engineering Contracts provides an overview of the law and interpretation of construction contracts. The 13th edition was published in December 2015.