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18 July 2023 | Webinars | Article by Matthew Stevens

Webinar Replay: Construction Law Update | 4 July 2023

Watch the replay for our Construction Law Update

Taking you through three concentrated,15-minute discussions on current construction issues, designed to fuel thought leadership. View the key topics that we discuss in our webinar below:

Supplier liability and the battle of the forms

Matthew Stevens looks at the decision in the recent case of BDW Trading Ltd v Lantoom Ltd and considers how a supplier can be found liable for supplying materials not suitable for their intended use. Matt also discusses the age-old issue of “battle of the forms” – purchase order v delivery note – and which terms and conditions takes precedent, as well as the approach taken by the court when making their decision.

ESG – what’s it all about?

As the United Kingdom moves closer to an ESG model of accountability and decarbonisation targets that put pressure on the construction industry, organisations in all sectors of the construction industry are finding different approaches to satisfy the latest requirements and look for innovative ways to meet their obligations. Iwan looks at the concept of ESG and the approach of reinforcing the ESG obligations via contractual clauses, the types of contractual clauses available including a look at the new NEC Climate Change Secondary Option Clause X29.

Tackling Co-Insurance

Alun Tobias discusses the recent court case FM Conway Limited v The Rugby Football Union, Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Plc which is a recent Court of Appeal decision which analyses the potentially complicated factual & legal issues about the nature and extent of insurance cover obtained by one party on behalf of the other.


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Author bio

Matthew Stevens


Matthew has specialised exclusively in construction and engineering law since qualification and has considerable experience in dealing with contentious, non-contentious and professional negligence issues.

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