Insights: Digby Hebbard

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V&A Museum formally opens its new Exhibition Road Quarter

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On 30 June, the V&A Museum formally opens its new Exhibition Road Quarter.  This c£50m construction project involved creating a stunning new entrance, courtyard and purpose-built gallery for the historic South Kensington site. Fladgate’s construction team, led by Digby Hebbard, acted for the V&A throughout this exciting project.  We initially engaged in connection with procurement and […]


A track record in public attractions

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Fladgate has a well-established practice and a long history of advising on projects in the public attractions and themed entertainment sectors, including tourist attractions, theme parks, cultural institutions, theatres, museums, art galleries, zoos and gardens. We represented the Great Exhibition of 1851, and in 1862 we were instructed by Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, to help set up […]


Fladgate continues its sponsorship of Constructing Excellence Awards

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Fladgate’s construction team is committed to improved industry performance and innovation. It embraces the ideals of Constructing Excellence which enhance the reputation and performance of our world class construction industry. Accordingly, we are proud to announce our continued sponsorship of the Constructing Excellence in London and the South East Annual Awards 2017. The Constructing Excellence […]


Expert evidence and construction claims

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Key points: Expert evidence is required in most construction and engineering disputes Experts will usually prepare written reports and may be cross-examined Expert evidence can determine the outcome of construction disputes There have been some recent examples of poor expert evidence performance being harmful to party’s cases Careful consideration and deliberation are always required in […]


2016 Legal 500 ranks Fladgate across the board

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Fladgate LLP is delighted to have achieved across the board rankings in the recently launched 2016 edition of the Legal 500 Guide to the UK Legal Profession. The firm achieved 27 rankings with a further 57 individual recommendations. Commercial contracts Eddie Powell led the advice to MLCG on the negotiation of a multi-year exclusive supply agreement with […]


Expert witnesses: Expertise is not enough

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Poor performances by expert witnesses have been highlighted in several recent cases, so how can you ensure yours are up to the job? In construction disputes, the law is often only half the story.  The complexity of construction projects – and the issues which commonly arise – often mean that expert opinion is required to […]


Limitation and court fees – an unexpected consequence

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A recent case suggests the value of claims can be amended after limitations have expired. Digby Hebbard explains. Given the nature of construction projects and their legacy, it is fairly common for claims arising from such projects to be tight up against expiry of limitation periods. You may have experience of this, and be used […]


Victoria & Albert Museum wins The Art Fund Museum of the Year 2016 prize

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Fladgate LLP is delighted that the Victoria & Albert Museum won The Art Fund Museum of the Year 2016 prize at a dinner and ceremony on 6 July at the Natural History Museum, London. The annual museum prize, the largest in the world, recognises the outstanding innovation, imagination and achievements of one museum throughout the […]


Less than final settlement

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Disputes and differences arise in connection with most construction projects, large or small.  In our experience, a majority are resolved by the parties without recourse to formal dispute resolution, particularly while projects remain ongoing.  Moreover, even the minority which become subject to dispute resolution proceedings appear to us to be settled before determination.  In essence, […]


Termination and construction contracts

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Within the construction industry there appears to be uncertainty as to the circumstances in which a party can terminate a contract and the consequences of a wrongful termination. There would also seem to be a general lack of understanding of the concept of a “repudiatory breach” of contract, and how this is relevant to termination. […]


Constructing Excellence Awards

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Fladgate’s construction team is committed to improved industry performance and innovation. It embraces the ideals of Constructing Excellence which enhance the reputation and performance of our world class construction industry. Accordingly, we are proud to announce our continued sponsorship of the Constructing Excellence in London and the South East Annual Awards 2016. The Constructing Excellence […]


2015 Legal 500 continues to rank Fladgate across the board

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Fladgate LLP is delighted to have achieved across the board rankings in the recently launched 2015 edition of the Legal 500 Guide to the UK Legal Profession. The firm achieved 23 rankings with a further 48 individual partner recommendations. Commercial contracts – Recommended Fladgate LLP advises on a broad variety of contracts, such as the franchising […]