Monthly Archives: July 2016


Read Your Payment Terms First

Barrister, Professor Rudi Klein, advises on the importance of being clear on your payment terms Go to your payment terms first When initially presented with contractual documentation, always check the payment terms first.  If they are not satisfactory, any issues should be resolved at the outset.  It is not unusual for discrepancies to arise where [...]

2016-08-22T14:55:48+00:00 11 July 2016|Articles|

Mandating the use of NEC subcontracts

Occasionally in these editorials I have expressed surprise that there is a general lack of insistence by clients on the use of NEC subcontracts. I do not understand how the collaborative and pro-active management mechanisms in NEC can operate effectively unless they also apply to a supply chain that delivers – in value terms – [...]

2016-08-22T14:59:30+00:00 5 July 2016|Articles|

Spotlight on Local Authority Construction Procurement Practices

A recent survey has provided an invaluable insight into some aspects of construction procurement by almost 200 English councils.  The survey was carried out by the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group which represents the largest sector in UK construction (by value).  The key results are as follows: Significant progress has been made in standardising the [...]

2016-08-22T14:49:57+00:00 4 July 2016|Press Statements|