Adjudication.co.uk is an adjudicator nominating body and provider of adjudication services and information. Resources on its site include legislation relating to adjudication in the construction and telecommunications industries and digests of cases 1999 onwards, with links to full judgments.
The Department of Finance (DoF) is responsible for building regulations within Northern Ireland. This section of its web site provides background information together with links to the Building Regulations (Northern Ireland), and to the primary legislation under which the Regulations are made. The Technical Booklets – guidance on meeting the requirements of the Building Regulations which is published by the DoF – are reproduced on the site. There are also summaries of some Building Regulation appeal decisions from 2008 onwards.
Elexica is a free legal resource from the international law firm Simmons & Simmons, providing frequent updates in arbitration, banking, construction and many other topics. The materials within each topic may include articles, blog posts, newsletters and video podcasts.
Fenwick Elliott is a large construction and energy law firm based in the UK. Under the “Research & insight” tab there are full text articles and papers written by their lawyers and also links to the firm’s own newsletter Insight. There is an Adjudication Case Notes Database of over 450 cases reported (in some cases unreported) in England, Wales and Scotland.
The Planning Portal is a joint venture between Government and TerraQuest Ltd, which provides an online planning and building regulations service for England and Wales. The site’s Planning section includes policy documents, guidance and links to legislation, and information on such topics as planning permission and building control. There is information on the Building Regulations, the related Approved Documents and other legislation, with links to content on GOV.UK, and guidance on determinations and appeals.
Most guidance relating to building standards is now to be found in the Building, Planning and Design section of the Scottish Government’s beta site (https://beta.gov.scot). Still available on this site however are the Technical Handbooks (domestic and non-domestic). These are in the Technical Guidance section.
The Society of Construction Law works to promote education, study and research in the field of construction law and related subjects, including ADR, arbitration and adjudication, both in the UK and overseas. Under the Resources tab there are downloadable talks and reports, monthly newsletters, and a news archive that goes back to 2001. The home page has links to recent construction cases on the BAILII site.
The Technology and Construction Court (TCC) is a specialist court, part of the Business and Property Courts of the High Court of Justice, which deals principally with disputes arising in such specialist fields as engineering, technology and building. It was known before October 1998 as the Official Referees’ Court. The TCC section of the GOV.UK portal site provides access to decisions 1997 onwards (via a link to the BAILII site), daily cause lists, procedure rules, and guidance including the Technology and Construction Court Guide.