Related insights: Crown Commercial Service

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Crown Commercial Service appoints WBD to key legal panel

19 Nov 2018
WBD has been appointed to the Crown Commercial Service new £320m wider public sector legal services panel. WBD has been appointed for two of the five lots under this framework which includes the full-service panel for England and Wales and the transport (rail) UK wide panel.
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Unfair Contract Terms Act in the Court of Appeal

19 Jul 2017
The Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 (UCTA) prohibits unfair exclusion clauses in contracts. In particular, section 3 of UCTA prohibits such clauses where one party deals as a consumer or enters into a contract on the other party's "written standard terms of business."
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Digging deeper: ethics in construction

05 May 2017
It is estimated that 7% of the global workforce works in the construction industry. According to the International Labour Organization, around US$150 billion profit is generated annually by forced labour across the world. Of that, 23% (US$34 billion) is generated in construction, manufacturing, mining and utilities. Complex supply chains, the scale of infrastructure projects and competitive procurement procedures are just some of the reasons why corruption and ethical challenges have become a significant feature in the construction industry.
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Recapping the JCT 2016 changes

04 May 2017
The intended features of the JCT 2016 Edition were clear; to simplify payment processes, incorporate the JCT Public Sector Supplement, CDM Regulations 2015 and Public Contract Regulations 2015 and generally improve functionality and user-friendliness. As the JCT continue to publish the 2016 Editions of the JCT standard form contracts, this article recaps on the key changes and additions to the standard forms.

The Crown Estate re-appoints Bond Dickinson to EMI legal panel

02 Mar 2017
Bond Dickinson has been re-appointed to The Crown Estate's Energy Minerals and Infrastructure legal panel to advise on its Minerals and Infrastructure portfolio.

Bond Dickinson will continue to advise The Crown Estate’s minerals and infrastructure business, including its interests in marine aggregates and subsea cables and pipelines. This appointment follows a competitive tender process that started in September 2016. Bond Dickinson also advises on The Crown Estate's Rural and Coastal portfolio.