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DGA Ebrief June 2024 is here!! - 18 Jun 2024

Welcome to our second EBrief publication of 2024, which comes at a time when our sister UK company, Henry Riley, has formally merged into the new Group wide brand ‘TSA Riley’.

This brand and name represents a truly global firm with a unique project consulting offering that spans the entire project lifecycle. It is built on heritage, expertise and a breadth of services that is unique in our industry. DGA’s claims and disputes and Expert team based in Australia will be joining the new brand as of July this year. The rest of DGA looks forward to completing our uniting under the ‘TSA Riley’ brand later in 2024.

Once again our own in-house articles are supported by a guest legal viewpoint. On this occasion, it was provided by Phil Morrison and  Brendon Pizarro from Clarion Solicitors, who look at the Building Safety Act 2022 and the additional Higher-Risk Buildings (Descriptions and Supplementary Provisions) Regulations 2023, focusing on the impact of the new regime on the construction and work in healthcare facilities.

The home-grown articles in this edition cover a variety of industry issues which touch on the core DGA services of delay and quantum provided to our clients in various ways. 

  • Gary Davner (Director, Singapore) reviews local contract administration in the post-Covid Singapore market. 
  • Mark Kehoe (Director, Dublin) looks at construction disputes in Ireland and the available processes for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). 
  • Robert Rawdon (Senior Consultant, UK) assesses the risks associated with insolvencies in construction and the implications of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020.
  • Jane Hannaway (Junior Consultant, London) examines Artificial Intelligence (AI), how this will transform Construction Contract Management and the need for parties to embrace it in order to avoid losing a fast developing competitive edge. 

Lastly, and highlighting a new area of interest for DGA and TSA Riley, Nigel Clifford (Associate Director, UK) explains his involvement in the Civil Engineering Advisory Board through his voluntary work with the University of Brighton and the recent visit by the President of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Dr Anusha Shah.

On a personnel note, I am delighted to be able to confirm that since our last edition, we have seen the addition of two leading construction experts to our global dispute service teams. In the UK, Andrew White has joined our delay team, bringing with him a wealth of experience in multiple sectors. He has been regularly appointed as an expert and expert advisor on delay and construction project management matters, including giving evidence under cross-examination. Additionally, Phil Roberts has joined our Australian based dispute business. Phil has over 35 years of experience in the construction and infrastructure sectors, managing disputes and being appointed as quantum expert and has provided oral evidence under oath in formal proceedings.

I hope you enjoy the read, and for those interested, I also hope you enjoy the approaching UEFA European Football Championship competition taking place in Germany. May the best team win!

 

To read all the articles please head to the Reading Room or download the full edition here.