A common cause of disputes in engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts can be conflicting or ambiguous wording in the contract. This Eversheds briefing looks at the key principles in English law that will assist when disputes over contract interpretation arise.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 02 July 2015 | Practice Area: Boilerplate
Charity trustees are responsible for the activities a charity undertakes and can be held legally accountable for their decisions. It is important that a trustee understands their duties - this briefing lists ten tips to help trustees in the everyday running and administration of their charities.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 25 June 2015 | Practice Area: Charities
On 18 June, the European Court of Justice found that dawn raids conducted by the European Commission on Deutsche Bahn in 2011 were partially illegal. This briefing looks at the judgment of the General Court, the Advocate General's opinion, the ECJ's judgment and the lessons that can be learned.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 22 June 2015 | Practice Area: Competition Regulators and enforcement
The Government's latest proposal to reform the English schooling system was laid before Parliament last week in the form of the Education and Adoption Bill 2015-16. The Bill, which has already generated fierce debate, has major implications for failing schools, as this Eversheds briefing explains.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 18 June 2015 | Practice Area: Education
This briefing looks at a recent case which centred around an agreement to design, make and install the foundations for 60 wind turbine generators in the UK. The judgment in the case reinforces the need for absolute clarity on the wording of the standard that a contractor is required to achieve.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 15 June 2015 | Practice Area: Warranties
Eversheds recently conducted research seeking the views of global employers to understand their approach to whistleblowing. The resulting report contains an overview of whistleblowing laws around the world, a look at the results of the survey and the prospects for the future.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 10 June 2015 | Practice Area: Corporate Governance
This Eversheds briefing looks at the key principles and issues arising out of termination of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts under English law, identifying 10 key issues that are relevant to both purchasers and contractors if termination becomes a realistic consideration.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 08 June 2015 | Practice Area: Construction
This guide to international insolvency law from Eversheds gives an overview of the main points in company insolvency law in a range of jurisdictions. With insolvency law varying greatly from country to country, this booklet gives answers a lot of the questions that may be asked.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 01 June 2015 | Practice Area: Corporate
In this briefing, Eversheds reports on a groundbreaking recent employment dispute in South Africa that confirmed that it is discriminatory to refuse maternity leave to gay men who become parents through surrogacy.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 26 May 2015 | Practice Area: Equal Treatment
After a period of much change which has seen the introduction of auto-enrolment, the advent of the new pension freedoms and the imminent reform of the state pension, this report calls for the new Government to rebuild the consensus around the long-term aims and objectives of the UK pensions system.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 20 May 2015 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement
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