• Peter Collie

    Peter Collie to speak at FIDIC’s International Contract Users’ Conference 7-9 December 2021

    3PB Head of Construction and Neutrals Peter Collie (pictured here) will be speaking at FIDIC’s International Contract Users’ virtual conference on 7 and 9 December 2021. A member of FIDIC’s Contracts Committee, Peter will take part in the Committee’s update session on 7 December 11:20-12:00, looking into the Committee’s recent (2021 Green Book, Covid-19 Guidance Memorandum for Consultant’s Services) and imminent publications (Guide to the 2017 Suite of Contracts, etc.), as well as their on-going...

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    3PB Head of construction and neutrals Peter Collie to speak at the UAE-English Law Day in Dubai on Thursday 25 November

    Head of Construction and Neutrals Group Peter Collie will talk at the UAE-English Law Day, part of a panel focusing on Sustainable construction and renewable energy on Thursday 25 November at the Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre, Al Mustaqbal St - Za'abeel - DIFC - Dubai. Click here to view the event’s programme and to book your space. The event is part of the UK Legal Services trade mission to the UAE from 22...

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    3PB reviews abatement, the Sale of Goods Act 1979 and the Readie Construction case

    3PB’s pupil barrister Jakob Reckhenrich (pictured here) has analysed the case of Readie Construction Limited v Geo Quarries Limited [2021] EWHC 3030 (QB). By way of background, Section 49 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 prescribes the circumstances in which the seller is entitled to sue for the price. The seller has to demonstrate either that property in the goods has passed (which will be problematic if the contract contains a retention of title clause), or that the...

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    Seb Oram on the implications of Supreme Court case Triple Point v PTT [2021] for commercial and construction practitioners

    3PB’s specialist commercial and construction barrister Seb Oram (pictured here) has analysed the Supreme Court case Triple Point Technology Inc v PTT Public Co Ltd [2021] UKSC 29 for Lexis Nexis. This case is significant for those who draft commercial contracts (particularly construction and technology contracts) in which parties include provisions to quantify damages in advance, or to cap their liabilities. It is also significant for commercial litigators, since it explains when and how such...

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    Peter Collie is a panel speaker at tomorrow’s CIArb free webinar on adjudication

    3PB’s Peter Collie is one of the panel of experts speaking at tomorrow’s Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’ free webinar on Wednesday 25th August @ 9:30 am GMT +1.  Click here to register. When it was introduced 25 years ago, adjudication was intended to provide a quick-fire, low-cost mechanism for resolving construction disputes. Since that time, concerns developed that the process was becoming a prohibitively expensive option for dealing with lower value disputes. Some argue that...

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  • James Davison reviews the Curtiss case and the limits of disclosure

    3PB’s specialist construction law barrister James Davison (pictured here) has reviewed the case of Curtiss and others v Zurich Insurance plc (t/a Zurich Building Guarantee and Zurich Municipal) and another [2021] EWHC 1999 (TCC) for Lexis®PSL. The judgment provides a framework for the approach courts will be inclined to take when applying the new limits set out in the Disclosure Pilot; and is a must-read for all property and construction law practitioners. In the Curtiss...

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    What next for aluminium cladding?

    Watch a discussion of the legal issues surrounding aluminium cladding in the UK in the context of developments elsewhere in the world, notably in Australia. David Parratt QC and Philip Bambagiotti, specialist construction law barristers at 3PB, share their thoughts in this short video:

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    David Parratt QC (Scot) speaks at RICS event

    David Parratt QC (Scot) spoke at the RICS Dispute Resolution Service (DRS) Wider Vision Symposium Programme on the topic of 'Thinking differently about disputes in a changing environment'. Speaking about the quality of expert evidence from a QC perspective alongside Guy Fetherstonhaugh QC and Oliver Radley-Gardner QC, the panel discussed the growing concern, again, in the English and Scottish courts over the quality of expert evidence in valuation and other cases.  

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    Virtual evidentiary hearings in construction - new recording with Vinson & Elkins

    With the advent of Covid-19, virtual evidentiary hearings through online communication services have increasingly become the norm. Some of the overriding concerns surrounding these virtual hearings include issues of due process, in particular the assessment of witness evidence as regards credibility and reliability. The trend has also brought about discussions in relation to the development of cyber protocols dealing with logistical issues such as time-zone differences and ‘zoom fatigue’. In the first video instalment of...

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  • Philip Bambagiotti

    Philip Bambagiotti appointed by NSW Government to review defective building laws and the current means of customer redress

    3PB’s international construction and arbitration barrister, Philip Bambagiotti, has been appointed by the NSW Government to undertake legal analysis critiquing the statute laws governing the construction of residential developments.  He will then deliver an independent report including recommendations to address shortcomings in the current legislative scheme. Philip will be critiquing the way that the legislation affects the duties and liabilities of all the key players: developers, builders, subcontractors, suppliers, as well as building sector consultants...

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    3PB calls again for Australia-style laws after East London fire

    Two of 3PB’s specialist construction barristers have again called for Australia-style legislation for the house and building construction industry after the latest tower block fire at New Providence Wharf in East London. Residents have been fighting to remove the building’s cladding since the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire that killed 72 people. Work to remove the cladding was due to begin last month on the 1,500-apartment tower block which has ACM cladding. Phase 2 of the...

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    Philip Bambagiotti appointed to international arbitration after East African Port Fire

    3PB international commercial and construction arbitrator Philip Bambagiotti has been appointed to act for the port owner in a claim against a prominent European-based international equipment provider over fire damage to an East African port. Amongst the many practical issues in the case are: the dangers of piracy & civil strife, specialist witnesses located on four continents, preparing a case with multilingual and multicultural elements to manage – as well as within the context of...

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