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Construct Newsletter - November 2017

Issue 99



to our November 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


Cost implications if an architect’s creative flare results in losing sight of its client’s budget

On 18 October 2017, the Technology and Construction Court issued a ruling in Riva Properties Ltd and others v Foster and Partners Ltd [2017] EWHC 2574 which is likely to highlight budget clauses within contracts and addresses an architect’s duty to take budget ... Read more

Prettys sponsors the Doyle Club – January 2018

Prettys’ Real Estate team is pleased to be sponsoring the Doyle club seminar once again on 4 January 2018. Held in the City of London, the Doyle Club is a premier, long established organisation providing prestigious networking opportunities for people associated with construction, ... Read more

Construction Act and Retention Consultations – what do you need to do and by when?

2011 changes to the Construction Act Following the changes to the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 that took place in 2011, the Government said that it would carry out a non-statutory post implementation review after 5 years to assess the effectiveness of ... Read more


Construction Industry Workshops In February 2018, construction specialists within Prettys’ Real Estate team will be holding Construction Industry Workshops. We will review and explain the main features of the new editions of the widely used NEC and JCT contracts (namely NEC4 and JCT DB ... Read more

Cambridge/Milton Keynes/Oxford Corridor – room for development

The Cambridge/Milton Keynes/Oxford arc (‘the Arc’) has been highlighted as an area of importance due to its “world-class research, innovation and technology” which can help the UK “prosper in a changing global economy”. In November 2017 the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) published a report ... Read more

October Developers’ Club

Prettys recently held its latest round of Developers’ Club seminars in Ipswich and Chelmsford. Drones were the topic of the morning with guest speaker David Mortimer, a commercial drone operator. David offered his practical insights into the increasingly widespread use of drones within ... Read more

Pay Less Notices: Court of Appeal’s judgment in Adam Architecture v Halsbury Homes Ltd

The recent Court of Appeal decision in Adam Architecture Ltd v Halsbury Homes Ltd has clarified whether the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (‘Construction Act’), section 111(3) applies only to interim payments. S.111(3) permits a party to withhold payment after the final ... Read more



Peter Blake

Partner, Head of Construction & development

e pblake@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298206



Siân Llewelyn


e sllewelyn@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298222



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