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Construct Newsletter - March 2018

Issue 103


to our March 2018 edition of Prettys’ Construct.

This month we look at:

If there are any topics that you would like to see featured in a future edition of our newsletter, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Rebecca Palmer


Implications to the private sector following the collapse of Carillion

Although Carillion was ultimately known for its work in the public sector, its insolvency will inevitably have a more far-reaching impact. Here we look at some of the effects on the private sector following the collapse of Carillion, including: subcontractor financial stability; contract termination; and ownership ... Read more

The skills shortage in the construction sector

At a time when Britain is in need of more houses and infrastructure, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors has found a lack of skilled workers is a key factor limiting building activity. Further, there is potential for this to deteriorate. The Chartered ... Read more

Grove Developments Limited v S&T (UK) Limited – clarifying the position on ‘smash and grab’ adjudications

The recent case of Grove Developments Limited v S&T (UK) Limited considered ‘smash and grab’ adjudications in detail, but it is apparent that these can still harm a paying party if payment procedures are not followed appropriately. What is a ‘smash and grab’ adjudication? A ... Read more

Free Workshop for First Time Tenants – May 2018

You are invited to our free Workshop for First Time Tenants, providing all you need to know about business leases if you are a small or expanding business. Commercial property specialist members of Prettys’ real estate will be holding the event at our ... Read more



Peter Blake

Partner, Head of Construction & development

e pblake@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298206

Katrina Drake


e kdrake@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298257



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