News and Insights

Welcome to our News and Insights section. Here we’ll talk about the latest legal developments with our articles and videos. You can browse or search by practice area or sector. We’ll also let you know about changes at our firm including the expansion into new practice areas, sectors and locations.



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How will rising fuel costs due to the Ukraine conflict affect UK construction?

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has resulted in increased sanctions against Russia and exposed the vulnerability of the European...


Press | Construction, Engineering & Projects | Corporate & Commercial
Posted: 8 Mar 2022



Recognition for Spencer West lawyers in Chambers and Partners UK 2022 listings

We are delighted that our lawyers have been individually ranked in the Chambers and Partners UK 2022 guide. Chambers and...


News | Construction, Engineering & Projects | Employment Law | General
Posted: 28 Oct 2021



Writing in Energy Manager Magazine, Elizabeth Vago calls on government to build on its Hydrogen Strategy

Our renewable energy partner Elizabeth Vago has written an article for Energy Manager Magazine, discussing issues coming out of...


Press | Construction, Engineering & Projects
Posted: 6 Oct 2021



Spencer West ranked as 'firm to watch for construction' in Legal 500 UK directory

We are thrilled to have been named by The Legal 500 in the newly released UK 2022 legal directory rankings as the 'firm to...


Press | Construction, Engineering & Projects
Posted: 1 Oct 2021



Injunction to stop Adjudication: Disputes Struck Out in Court

In the recent case of Marbank Construction Ltd v G & D Brickwork Contractors Ltd, [2021] EWHC 1985 (TCC), I was delighted...


Article | Construction, Engineering & Projects
Posted: 23 Aug 2021



UK’s Hydrogen Strategy

If low-carbon hydrogen (in particular, green hydrogen) is going to play the part that the Government would like it to play in...


Article | Construction, Engineering & Projects | Energy & Natural Resources | Infrastructure & Projects
Posted: 23 Aug 2021



Our Construction Partner Sarah Evans is published in key industry title PBC Today

Our Construction Partner Sarah Evans has had an article published in PBC Today, a key industry title focusing on construction,...


Press | Construction, Engineering & Projects | General
Posted: 21 May 2021



The revised Building Regulations cladding regulations (affecting residential property)

You would be hard pressed to find anyone in the property industry (or outside it) not aware of the ever-present and very...


Article | Construction, Engineering & Projects
Posted: 11 May 2021



The Suez blockage: A lasting smell for construction?

Just when you thought you could put away your Force Majeure manual...Ever Green hit the headlines. Despite reported pent up...


Article | Construction, Engineering & Projects | Dispute Resolution
Posted: 19 Apr 2021



When is a liquidated damages clause unliquidated and how to ensure certainty in your contract

As those of us know that work in the construction industry, disputes between the various parties involved in any construction...


Article | Construction, Engineering & Projects
Posted: 4 Mar 2021



Construction Timebomb? Detonation date 1 March 2021

Think of one of the worst things that could happen to the construction sector at this moment in time What would it be?...


Article | Construction, Engineering & Projects | Post-Brexit
Posted: 9 Feb 2021



HKA & Spencer West Joint Webinar | Understanding construction insolvency in the wake of covid-19

HKA and Spencer West LLP invite you to join this free webinar focusing on insolvency in the construction industry supply chain....


Article | Construction, Engineering & Projects
Posted: 5 Nov 2020



Delay claims in all their glory: A guide to dealing with delay in construction projects

Delay is a common feature of all construction projects globally. But how should a contractor successful navigate its way where...


Webinar | Construction, Engineering & Projects
Posted: 29 Sep 2020



After COVID-19: As a Contractor - are you prepared?

Our online panel discussion considered the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on the construction industry in the UK. ...


Webinar | Construction, Engineering & Projects | COVID-19
Posted: 29 Apr 2020



Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its implications for construction contracts

On 30 January 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared that the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) outbreak...


Article | Construction, Engineering & Projects | COVID-19
Posted: 9 Mar 2020



Practical Completion:

The shape of an elephant? For the first time in 50 years, the Court of Appeal has been asked to consider the meaning of...


Article | Construction, Engineering & Projects
Posted: 11 Apr 2019



Ask the Expert: Breakthrough Magazine

So, you’ve got a great idea for a new product or service within the construction or engineering sectors. But how do you...


Article | Construction, Engineering & Projects
Posted: 9 Jul 2018