Decipher Team

Guest Post – Reviewing 2019, and 2020 Construction Predictions

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This is an abridged version of a post by our client Paul Gibbons of Decipher Consulting. Paul looks back on 2019 and makes a few predictions for construction in 2020. Decipher aim to simplify the complexities of construction, supporting clients in project advisory services, project controls and dispute resolution. Find out more at Retentions and […]


F is for FIDIC

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FIDIC – the industry in which we work is replete with acronyms – SCL, CIOB, JCT, NEC, etc! This one is French – Federation International Des Ingineurs-Conseil. The French engineers association – most widely known for their suite of standard contract forms. If you don’t do a lot of work outside the UK, then this […]

E is for Expert

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What is an expert? Wikipedia tells us that in Babylonia, midwives would identify whether women were fertile or not. Arguably the earliest type of formal expert. Things have moved on a little since those days. Being an expert can be quite a lucrative profession, but as we learnt on an SCL course a few years […]

Website Code

Your Website is Rubbish

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Take a look at your website. Do it now before you read any further. See how many bullet points there are, and how often can you spot the word, “we”? Finished? Right, let’s have a chat about your website… Your website isn’t a brochure. It’s not a list of everything you can do and everything […]

Event Venues

Planning an Event? Read this First…

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Choosing the Perfect Venue Whatever your event, selecting the perfect venue is everything. It’s often one of the first things you’ll need to do. When the rest of the event planning hinges on the venue, it’s sometimes done in a rush. Often little thought beyond what’s available and in your budget. Choosing the perfect venue […]

D is for Dispute Resolution…

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…this was a fairly obvious one. Continuing our personal alphabet of things we’ve learned about construction and law, if there’s one thing we’ve learned in the past 20 years, it’s that there will always be disputes to resolve. Here are a few of the techniques we’ve come across: Expert Determination An expert in a particular […]