Articles from the Silver Shemmings Ash Team on contractual matters, recent case law changes and items of interest in the construction and property world

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(Good) Faith No More? by Laughlan Steer

Despite the position in several of our European neighbour’s legal systems, there is not in the UK a common law obligation to act in good faith. This […]

July 15, 2018 | Silver Shemmings Ash READ MORE
Offer And Acceptance by Brandon Silver

Introduction The formation of a contract is essential to any construction project. The contract will establish the agreement between all the parties involved and their respective legally […]

July 12, 2018 | Silver Shemmings Ash READ MORE
BREXIT And The Carbon Tax by Cat Westmacott

This is the first of two articles to be written about 2016’s changes within the Construction sector and how to build sustainably in the future BREXIT VOTE […]

July 12, 2018 | Silver Shemmings Ash READ MORE
BIM by Tim Seal

The Government’s BIM Task Group website retains the following 2011 content on its home page: “The Government Construction Strategy was published by the Cabinet office on 31 […]

July 12, 2018 | Silver Shemmings Ash READ MORE
Concurrent Delay Under Construction Contracts by Richard Silver

Richard Silver examines in detail the judgment in the Saga Cruises case in which the court adopted a narrow approach to issues of concurrent delay under construction contracts but ultimately […]

July 12, 2018 | Silver Shemmings Ash READ MORE
What is Mitigation?

When a breach of contract occurs, the claimant has the opportunity to claim damages, in order to put itself back into its pre-contractual position as if no […]

September 27, 2015 | Silver Shemmings Ash READ MORE
What is a Bond in the Construction Industry?

There are a number of different types of Bonds used in the Construction industry.  A Bond is way to protect a client/employer against the Contractor or even […]

August 29, 2015 | Silver Shemmings Ash READ MORE
What is a Breach of Natural Justice?

What is a breach of Natural Justice?  This is a term that is often used in Adjudications but what exactly does this mean? The phrase “Natural Justice” […]

July 27, 2015 | Silver Shemmings Ash READ MORE
What Is A Contract? ( Construction Contracts and other Contracts )

A contract is defined by the Collins Dictionary (on line) as a “formal agreement between 2 or more parties”. However a contract can be formal or informal […]

July 22, 2015 | Silver Shemmings Ash READ MORE
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