Ascertaining loss and expense under a JCT contract – Roofing, Cladding and Insulation

In this article featured in Roofing, Cladding and Insulation magazine, Michael Gerard explains how claims for loss and expense under a JCT contract have been settled in key court cases – and what ascertain actually means in terms of determining the loss and expense that a contractor may have incurred.  Enlarge the article by clicking here.
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Statutory adjudication comes of age – PBC Today

Michael Gerard Solicitors is pleased to be featured in the latest edition of Planning and Building Control Today Magazine.  The triple page article sees Michael Gerard explain how the adjudication process can help settle disputes within the construction industry. The first page of the article is below. If you would like to read further, find the full piece on page 65-67 of the magazine here. (more…)
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How can the adjudication process help resolve construction disputes? – UK Construction Online

Read by those involved in all aspects of the construction industry, Michael Gerard was delighted to be featured on the UK Construction Online website recently. As an industry heavily reliant on the use of contractors, it’s not unusual for disputes to arise in the construction industry. Since the introduction of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act in 1998, statutory and contractual adjudication has overwhelmingly become the go-to solution for those involved in a dispute...
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The Practical Completion Certificate: what you need to know about the law – Architects’ Datafile (ADF)

Architects and other professionals employed as contract administrators on construction projects are usually well aware of their duties in issuing a practical completion certificate (PCC) once a project is completed. However, what happens when a contract administrator has issued the PCC prematurely or simply has a change of mind that the project has achieved practical completion – can he or she withdraw the PCC? In this article featured on the ADF website, Michael Gerard explains...
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