Meet the Co-chairs - TAGLAW

Rintoul, David
Clarkslegal LLP

Mead, Patrick
Carter Newell


Contact: Jessica Taylor; Clarkslegal LLP (Reading, England)

Building Information Modelling is its official label; but BIM is essentially about effective sharing and management of information for the collective benefit of all involved on a construction project.


Read more: BIM is Here to Stay

Authors: Scott C. Miller & Shane L. Smith; Williams Mullen (North Carolina & Virginia, USA)

If the locality where your company’s real property is situated went through a revaluation of real property for tax purposes effective as of January 1, 2014, your company should soon be receiving a notice of assessment.  You may open the envelope with a sigh, read the contents, and wonder how the local assessor came up with that value. 

Read more: Understanding Real Estate Tax Assessment Procedures

Contact: Hamish Gray; Contact: Clarkslegal LLP (Reading, England)

If you are funding a development, or your development is being funded by others, you will, most likely, have come across the phrase "step-in rights". What are step-in rights and why do development funders want them?

Read more: Why Step-In to a Construction Contract?

Contact: Alan G. B. Kim, Jr.; von Briesen & Roper, s.c. (Wisconsin, USA)

Many construction contracts have provisions dictating in what Court or forum any dispute between the parties will be held. (I.e., any Federal District Court for the State of Wisconsin).

Read more: Construction Contracts and the Fine Print – When Its Bite is Worse Than Its Bark

Contact: David Rodighiero and Michael Elliott; Carter Newell (Queensland, Australia)

The introduction of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (PPSA) has been one of the most significant law reforms in recent times. The enactment of the PPSA has attempted to streamline the operation of personal property securities laws in Australia, replacing a number of existing State and Territory laws, and creating one register for personal property securities Australia wide.  The enactment of the PPSA has seen relatively little judicial consideration with respect to its operation, which has left practitioners' guessing as to how the courts would interpret its strict requirements.   

Read more: Landmark Decision on Priority Disputes Under PPSA