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Projects, Construction & Infrastructure

01 March 2021
Mark Pantry What lies beneath – ground risk and site conditions

United Kingdom - Fenwick Elliott Solicitors

Unforeseen site conditions cause delay and cost overruns for projects of all sizes. Who takes the risk for unforeseen ground or site conditions encountered by a contractor carrying out works on site and what is the standard negotiated position? Unfortunately, the answer is often as varied as the types of condition that are encountered on site, but it usually starts with all parties looking at the contractor.

Author: Mark Pantry
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Anna-Bryce Hobson Two wrongs don't make a right: unlicensed contractors can pursue designers for negligence

USA - Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

The North Carolina Court of Appeals recently determined that a builder who fails to comply with state licensing requirements may still pursue a negligence claim against design professionals. The case emphasises that contractors should ensure that they comply with state licensing laws before bidding a project and that designers should note when contractors performing work on their projects obtain the necessary licences.

Authors: Anna-Bryce Hobson, Brian M Rowlson
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