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Articles & Legal Updates on contractual matters, recent case law changes and items of interest in the construction and property world

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The Impact Of Variations

In the latest of his series of articles on ‘Building A Better Business’ for the BITA Networks magazine Henry Hathaway looks at the impact of variations, what […]

July 4, 2019 | Silver Shemmings Ash READ MORE
Common Intention At Time Of Contract

Having spent just over 12 years in the construction industry, initially qualifying as a civil engineer, my time has since been spent as a solicitor resolving disputes […]

May 31, 2019 | Silver Shemmings Ash READ MORE
Emission Impossible

Background It should not be news that burning fossil fuels to produce energy releases carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere. This increase in CO2 exceeds the tolerances […]

April 30, 2019 | Silver Shemmings Ash READ MORE
Is The Case Of Balfour Beatty v Groves Confined To Its Own Particular Facts? by Chidi Egbochue

The case of Balfour Beatty Regional Construction Limited v Grove Developments Ltd [2016] EWCA 990 is frequently cited as authority for the proposition that if the parties […]

April 5, 2019 | Silver Shemmings Ash READ MORE
Success In The Court Of Appeal For Silver Shemmings Ash

“Practical Completion” considered by Court Appeal for the first time in 50 years Andrew Rigney QC and Dermot Woolgar (who successfully appeared for PNSL and were instructed […]

March 29, 2019 | Silver Shemmings Ash READ MORE
Growing Businesses – Facing The Challenge Of Funding & Liquidity by Henry Hathaway

Having spent 12 years working in the construction industry as a civil engineer prior to becoming a solicitor, I spent my years working for designers, developers and […]

January 31, 2019 | Silver Shemmings Ash READ MORE
Making The Leap Project – Jon Sharp

Jon Sharp is taking part in a fantastic project with ‘Making The Leap’, a London-based charity that improves social mobility by raising the aspirations of, and increasing […]

January 28, 2019 | Silver Shemmings Ash READ MORE
Air Rage And The Law by Jon Sharp

Now we have all been there, we have all sat on a flight next to a person we would rather not have sat next to in normal […]

January 8, 2019 | Silver Shemmings Ash READ MORE
Silver Shemmings Ash Welcomes Julian Hollway

Silver Shemmings Ash are delighted to announce that we will be joined in the New Year by Julian Holloway as a Consultant. Julian has had a career […]

December 21, 2018 | Silver Shemmings Ash READ MORE
Who Wins In The Social Media War?

Have you ever wondered why your contract of employment contains a social media clause? Jon Sharp explains… I first started work on the 18th August 1986. I […]

December 10, 2018 | Silver Shemmings Ash READ MORE
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