Welcome to the weekly highlights from the Lexis®PSL Construction team for the week ending 8 December 2016. Top stories this week: (1) At the FIDIC annual users’ conference we learned more about the changes in the upcoming new 2017 editions; (2) The JCT Intermediate Building Contract family 2016 was released; (3) The government published a £500bn National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline; and (4) The court refused to enforce an adjudication decision as there was doubt as to whether a contract existed (Dacy Building v IDM Properties).
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This Practice Note covers the legal framework and regulatory guidance to be considered in determining whether an arrangement constitutes a contract of insurance and the possible consequences of carrying on activities relating to a contract of insurance without the requisite regulatory permissionsThe
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