project controls and construction act

The Construction Act – What Is It? What Do You Need to Know in 2024?

By:   Overford Marketing

Those of us in the world of contracts and the commercial side of construction can’t get enough of it. But to a lot of people, it’s something other people talk about and not something that affects our daily lives. So, what is the Construction Act? And why should we care? First, we need to address […]

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The Overford Podcast – Adjudication and Enforcement Part 2

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In this episode, Guy talks to Kort Egan of Gatehouse Chambers about the enforcement of adjudication decisions. In the second of the two-part episode, we look at settlements – can you enforce a decision after you’ve agreed on a settlement? The team also look at insolvency and dealing with parties who can’t pay. Also – […]

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The Overford Podcast – Adjudication & Decision Enforcement

By:   Overford Marketing

In this episode, Guy Jackson talks to Kort Egan of Gatehouse Chambers about the enforcement of adjudication decisions. How are adjudication decisions treated when parties look to obtain or resist the decision they’ve been awarded? The pair look at the background to enforcement and its purpose. Can enforcement be easily resisted? Should enforcement be quick, […]

Mediation and dispute management - managing disputes

Managing Disputes Effectively

By:   Overford Marketing

This month’s article has a rather broad title! ‘Managing disputes’ can cover a multitude of sins, but we’ll stick to construction and see how we get on. What is a Dispute? So you have a construction project which you think might not be going as smoothly as planned. Nine times out of ten you’ll be […]

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The Overford Podcast – Avoiding Disputes

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Jason and Guy join Carly Thorpe to discuss how to avoid disputes in construction. Discussing their tips on how to avoid a dispute and get the best possible outcome. This episode includes: If you have any questions or would like help in avoiding disputes or managing your dispute please get in touch with the team today – […]

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Smash & Grab Adjudications – The Overford Podcast

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Guy and Jason join Carly Thorpe, Partner at law firm, Walker Morris. Together they take a look at ‘Smash and Grab’ (also known as true value or technical) adjudications.  What is a smash-and-grab adjudication? Why do they arise? What does the construction act say? What do contracts say and is it possible to improve the […]

Getting paid on construction projects

Make Sure You Get Paid

By:   Overford Marketing

Our top tips for getting paid on construction projects The construction industry has something of a bad reputation when it comes to managing cashflow. Earlier this year, research found that half of all invoices were paid late. In some cases, those invoices are never paid at all. Nobody can guarantee one party will pay another […]

Why subcontractors should never walk off-site when they are not getting paid

Why subcontractors should never walk off-site when they are not getting paid

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Guy Jackson Joins Own The Build Podcast Why subcontractors should never walk off-site when they are not getting paid How can you engage your client if you are not being paid on-site? Is walking off-site an option? In this new podcast, Guy joins Paul Hemming of C-Link for an episode of Own The Build. The […]

Arbitration

Arbitration – An Introduction

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Following our intro to adjudication, this article takes a very brief look at dispute resolution in arbitration. Much older than statutory adjudication, arbitration is another route to resolving disputes without having recourse to the courts. The method comes with some strong advantages. Though arguably, there are some disadvantages too. The process involves the appointment (usually […]

Mediation and dispute management - managing disputes

Mediation with Mediator Network

By:   Overford Marketing

Our Mediation Services Overford’s expert team can assist with every aspect of your construction challenges, from advice and guidance to support in dispute resolution. Mediation is the latest tool in our armoury, with our resident expert, Guy Jackson. Guy provides neutral support to clients. As an associate organisation of Mediator Network, you can now access […]