24 Feb 2011Dispute ResolutionAre you a blue or a red? - Dealing with concurrent delay
There are very few UK construction projects that start and finish on time. The majority are complex and have to rely on a successful interaction of a significant number of factors if completion is to be achieved by an agreed date. Many simply do not.
24 Feb 2011Gateley VindenVinden Breakfast Seminars
Gateley Vinden are hosting two breakfast seminars on the issue of "Building Defects". The seminars will be held on Tuesday 5 April at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham, and Tuesday 12 April at Pride Park Stadium in Derby.
11 Feb 2011Gateley VindenVinden Shortlisted for Award
Gateley Vinden has been shortlisted for a 2011 Red Rose Award.
7 Dec 2010Gateley VindenVinden Opens Central London Office
Exciting news! We are opening a new office in Central London. Click here to read the full press release.
1 Nov 2010Dispute ResolutionAdjudication and Insolvent Companies
Click for a free download of Peter Vinden's paper addressing the impact of corporate insolvency on insolvent parties wishing to take advantage of rights laid down by The Housing Grants and Construction Regeneration Act 1996.
27 Oct 2010Dispute ResolutionChristmas Comes Early!
If you have ever purchased a new house it is highly likely that it came with a building warranty provided by the NHBC, Zurich or similar organisation. The Council of Mortgage Lenders makes clear that they are unwilling to lend money to fund the purchase of a new domestic home unless the homes come with such a warranty.
6 Sep 2010Dispute ResolutionPay when Paid and Insolvent Employers
"Pay when paid" clauses are supposed to be a concept of a bygone era. Main Contractors would seek to justify their inclusion in a sub-contract by arguing that it should not be the guarantor of payments that are due to pass from an Employer through to the Main Contractor before onward payment to its Sub-Contractors.
4 Jul 2010Dispute ResolutionGetting to Yes
"Getting to YES: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In" is a best-selling 1981 non-fiction book written by Roger Fisher and William L. Ury...
7 Jun 2010Dispute ResolutionA Sting in the Tale
It is very tempting for a party to a construction contract to seek to amend the clauses of a standard form of contract in order to shift the commercial balance of the agreement in its favour. Tolent Construction, who by the way is not alone, did just this in its amendments to the Construction Industry Council Model Adjudication Procedure which Tolent incorporated into its "non-standard" standard sub-contract (if you see what I mean) when it introduced the following amendments to clauses 28 and 29 of the CIC rules to read...
3 May 2010Dispute ResolutionAll that Glitters...
Although I'm reluctant to admit it, I have been advising Contractors and Sub-Contractors on buying insurance for over twenty five years. It is a frustrating business and, quite frankly, a thankless task. No wonder I feel so old!
1 Apr 2010Dispute ResolutionAdjudication and Multiple Disputes
The Scheme for Construction Contracts (England and Wales) Regulations 1998 makes clear that an Adjudicator can only deal with one dispute at any one time. Of course, it is open to the parties to agree differently but it is a rare occurrence when parties actually co-operate with each other, let alone the Adjudicator, in an adjudication.
16 Mar 2010Gateley VindenVinden Acquires Aerial Mast Technology
Gateley Vinden have recently invested in aerial mast technology enabling us to carry out detailed roof inspections from ground level. The aerial mast can be manually extended to heights ranging from 2 metres up to 15 metres and the design of the mast allows erection on any surface or gradient regardless of ground conditions.