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Jumping the Gun: False Starts in Adjudications

Jumping the Gun: False Starts in Adjudications

Tony Clough – Director, Forensic Expert Witness. Adjudication as a process is quicker, cheaper and much less formal than going to arbitration or court. However, we shouldn’t be lulled into a false sense of security by the relative informality of the process or the fact that the

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Thinking Business Article: The Rules of the Game

Thinking Business Article: The Rules of the Game

This month’s Thinking Business magazine, published by Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce, includes an article written by Director, Danny Frost. In the article Danny discusses the importance of reading the contract. Read the full text below…

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Fluctuations in the Economic Storm

Fluctuations in the Economic Storm

Domini Baldwin, Associate Director. Those of us who work in the construction industry will have seen the recent uncertainty in market conditions due to the June 2016 EU referendum and the Covid-19 pandemic. Construction industry output in the UK

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Training in this Brave New World

Training in this Brave New World

Danny Frost, Managing Director. As it does not look like we will return to our offices anytime soon, and with the announcement that the furlough scheme has been extended until October 2020, we need to consider what impact six months out of the office

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Covid-19: Considering our Next Steps

Covid-19: Considering our Next Steps

Laura Hannan, Associate Director. I received a text from my bank this week informing me that the travel insurance adjoined to my bank account would not cover me for Covid-19 related issues for trips booked on or after 23rd March 2020.

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Covid-19: What Should Contractors Be Doing?

Covid-19: What Should Contractors Be Doing?

Danny Frost – Managing Director, Quantity Surveying Services. The guidelines and restrictions imposed to limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic have already seen the construction industry face a number of complications. Progress and productivity have been affected by labour attendance, travel restrictions and material deliveries, which have experienced delays or been prevented altogether since the forced closure of many merchants/suppliers. We expect that this will cause considerable delays to a number of your contracts and we recommend for any notices of delay/loss to be issued sooner rather than later, if this hasn’t happened already.

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Adjudication in Ireland – What Next?

Adjudication in Ireland – What Next?

John Delaney – Director, Forensic Expert Witness, Base Quantum Ireland Ltd. Parties’ submissions in Irish Adjudications are often a minefield of legal cases originating in foreign jurisdictions.

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The Importance of a Mentor

The Importance of a Mentor

Danny Frost – Managing Director, Quantity Surveying Services. As children, we all had ideas of what we wanted to become when we grew up. Remember Ray Liotta’s line in ‘Goodfellas’? ‘As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster’. Well, my childhood dream was to become a Horse Racing Commentator. Quantity Surveying was never on my radar.

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As Easy As A.P.C

As Easy As A.P.C

Top tips for achieving your chartership. Manny Chahal – Senior Quantity Surveyor. Tuesday 4th December 2018 is likely to be an insignificant date for most people. For me, however, it was the day that a peculiar email notification appeared on my phone: ‘Dear Mr Chahal, it is our great pleasure to congratulate you…’ read the short preview. At first I thought I had ‘won’ another foreign lottery but, on reading beyond the first line, I was pleasantly surprised to discover a notification from the RICS informing me of my new status as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor!

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