Briefings

Practical completion

30 May 2019

New guidance has been provided by the Court of Appeal about when a construction project completes. The guidance will be of particular relevance to those carrying out construction works in the hotel, student accommodation and care home sectors and where it is important that room sizes meet specified dimensions.

Landmark decision on resisting enforcement of adjudication decision on grounds of fraud

17 April 2019

In a very significant decision handed down today, the English High Court has refused to enforce an adjudication decision on the basis that there was a properly arguable defence that the decision had been obtained by fraud. The case, in which WFW acted for the successful party, appears to be the first occasion on which the court has refused to order enforcement in such circumstances.

The impact of a recent decision on “smash and grab” and “true value” adjudications

16 April 2019

Greater clarity and guidance to the construction industry has been provided regarding when a paying party which is the subject of a so called “smash and grab” adjudication may then launch a separate “true value” adjudication.

UK Supreme Court – No More Building Castles in the Sky

19 December 2018

In one of the most eagerly awaited property decisions of the year, the UK Supreme Court has held that a landlord cannot rely on a scheme of works specifically designed to force a tenant to vacate its premises in order to circumvent the tenant’s right of renewal.

The future is all Reit

24 September 2018

Mohammed Kamal and Amy Jones take a look at the Real Estate Investment Trusts (“REITs”) landscape in the United Arab Emirates (“UAE”), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (“KSA”) and the wider GCC.

Ground rent transactions in commercial real estate

10 September 2018

In our new briefing, Tom Jarvis and Hetan Ganatra discuss the increasingly common ground rent transactions and the practical benefits this transaction may have on real estate owners and companies.