Perspective Summer 2018

Pobyn Miers welcomes you to our Summer 2018 edition of ‘Perspective’ which brings you news, information and points of view on topical issues relevant to construction lawyers, architects, contractors, engineers, insurers and to all our colleagues and friends in the international and UK Construction Industry

This Year’s Model – The CIC BIM Protocol Revised
By David King
The BIM Protocol was first published by the Construction Industry Council (CIC) in February 2013. It was one of a number of documents prepared to support the Government BIM Strategy (May 2011), with its mandate for publically funded construction projects to be undertaken using BIM Level 2. To this end the BIM Protocol sought to provide……   Read More

Making Best Use of Experts in Complex Disputes
By John Gouldsmith
For a complex dispute which is likely to turn on technical issues, how can parties make best use of multiple experts across different disciplines? Probyn Miers has recently concluded a Facilitated Multi-disciplinary Expert ADR process for a multi-party dispute. This involved a series of 16 multi-disciplinary Without Prejudice (WP) expert meetings…..   Read More

One size fits all or made to measure? Is the professional standard of care about to be reassessed?
By Bart Kavanagh
For the half a century since Bolam [1957], the standard by which competent professionals have been judged in performing their duties has been one of “reasonable skill and care”. During this time what constitutes reasonable and care has been considered to be what is; “accepted as proper by a responsible body of professional…..   Read More

Updates & News

Banning the use of combustible materials in the external walls of high-rise residential buildings

On 18th June 2018 a consultation on banning the use of combustible materials on the external walls of high-rise residential buildings which are 18 metres or over was published. It was announced in the UK Parliament by the Housing Secretary, Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP.

The consultation is seeking views on the proposals to ban the use of certain materials. The Government will produce a detailed impact assessment based on the information they receive from the consultation to inform its final policy decision

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