Construction Unit Update – June 2024 top five

Here are our top five for June: 1. Conditions precedent (clauses setting out actions that must be done before rights are acquired) can be a thorny issue in construction disputes. A Court of Appeal judgement on 27 June considered the principles relating to conditions precedent in the context of contracts for the sale of secondhand […]

New office space for Birmingham

Davies and Partners is to officially open its new office space at Latham House in Birmingham on 1 July 2024. The Firm has taken over the spacious fifth floor of the historic Latham House building on Paradise Street, where it has been located for the past 16 years. The new, large fifth-floor office means that […]

Appointment of two new Legal Directors

Davies and Partners Solicitors has promoted two of its senior solicitors, Lorna Lymer and Alex Tomlinson, to the position of Legal Director. Specialist medical negligence lawyer Lorna Lymer has worked at Davies and Partners since 2003. Based in the Gloucester office, Lorna is a senior member of both the Medical Negligence and Personal Injury Departments. […]

In Memory of David Bain

It is with great sadness that we have to inform you that David Bain passed away overnight on Thursday 6th June 2024. David was a well-known and equally well-respected member of the Bristol legal community for very many years. He began his legal career with Bristol firm Meade King where he did his Articles of […]

Construction Unit Update – May 2024 top five

May 2024 top five Here are our top five for this month: 1. May saw the publication of the annual report of the Technology and Construction Court (TCC). This specialist court is an excellent forum for high value construction disputes and adjudication decision enforcement and challenges and from our experience does not suffer from the […]

Construction Unit Update – April 2024 top five

April 2024 top five Here are our top five for this month: 1. The 2024 edition of the JCT Design and Build Contract suite was published by the Joints Contracts Tribunal. For each new edition we buy the JCT Tracked Change Document. This is available here.  The revisions are not extensive. We note in particular: […]

Construction Unit Update – March’s top five

There has been plenty of activity in construction recently. Here are our top five: Developers, consultants, and contractors should read the Competence Framework for Project Managers in the Built Environment in England (January 2024) which gives guidance on project manager competencies and appointing principal designers and contractors. This publication was produced by Working Group 10 […]

New Senior Associate joins specialist medical negligence team

Expert medical negligence solicitor Elliot Clarke has joined Davies and Partners Solicitors as a Senior Associate, in the Firm’s London office. Elliot, who has over eight years experience in medical negligence, joins the Firm, having previously worked for Ashtons Legal and Gadsby Wicks in Essex. In his new role with Davies and Partners, Elliot is working exclusively […]

NHS to roll out Martha’s Rule in April

Today the NHS has announced the nationwide rollout of ‘Martha’s Rule’ in hospitals across England, beginning in April as announced on the BBC today. Davies and Partners’ Chief Executive and Head of Medical Negligence Ewan Lockhart acted for the family of 13-year-old Martha Mills, who tragically died of sepsis while being treated at King’s College […]

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