Carl LathamLegal assistant
Legal assistant in the construction and public procurement team
I am a future trainee solicitor at Anthony Collins Solicitors. I have been working in the construction team since 2018 and have supported clients in a variety of matters including their procurement processes, construction contracts and associated documents, and challengeable construction defects.
I graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2012 with a LLB degree in Law. I then spent several years working within a government department, providing legal advice and support to UK businesses. I completed my legal practice course in 2018.
The Government has released Procurement Policy Note 04/20 “Recovery and Transition from Covid-19” (the PPN), building on and updating PPN 02/20.
Under most construction contracts, the contractor takes on the ground conditions risk. However, a recent case has demonstrated that the risk can fall on the employer.
A recent case has confirmed that a professional appointment for construction will usually be a “construction contract” under the Construction Act.
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