Our ebriefing, dated 7 March and available here, gave an indication of the changes in the new forms. There is no need to move immediately to the NEC4, and the third-edition is still fully supported by us and the authors. There are, however, good procedural improvements in the new forms, which are worth considering.

Ross Hayes is a member of our construction team and was part of the NEC drafting team that developed the new contracts. He has also developed a number of the training materials on NEC4 for Thomas Telford, the publishers of these contracts.

Further information

Please contact Ross or Andrew Millross if you would like to find out more about this new edition, or are considering the NEC for your next contract.

Is £400m enough?
Is £400m enough?

The government announced on 16 May that it will provide a fund of £400m to cover the costs of removal and replacement of cladding to high rise residential blocks which have failed tests.

The problems with co-owned properties and attorneys
The problems with co-owned properties and attorneys

Whilst some people are under the impression that preparing a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is simply a case of completing a form and ticking a few boxes, it is about far more than this.

What's mine is (not) yours!
What's mine is (not) yours!

A big fear for some people facing divorce and the inevitable carving up of the matrimonial assets. They seek assurances that such assets will be “ring-fenced” and retained for them.

How to avoid the PET trap
How to avoid the PET trap

When an individual is thinking about making a gift to another individual, consideration needs to be given to the Potentially Exempt Transfer (PET) trap.

Fictitious divorces
Fictitious divorces

Arising from the recent Family Division announcement, people who think they are legally divorced may in fact still be married.