LEGAL AND COMMERCIAL
The group examines legal, commercial, liability, risk and insurance issues that our members face. They also help ACE to shape our support to members in these areas.
Unlike other ACE groups, membership is also mixed with other organisations that have an interest in the topics of discussion including specialist legal firms. This ensures their invaluable insight and expertise can inform discussions from the outset and helps the group to pre-empt and proactively address legal and risk issues of concern to the entire industry.
Alongside this activity the group monitors issues around professional indemnity insurance, legal and contractual developments and produces in-depth expert guidance for our members to deal with these issues.
Much of this output can be found in the Resource Hub on our website.
The group meets quarterly. Members include representatives of the following ACE member companies and affiliates: AECOM, Beale & Co, BWBConsulting, BuroHappold, Brunel Professions, GHD Livigunn, Hurst Peirce & Malcolm LLP, Max Fordham, MW Barber Associates, MLM Consulting, Mott MacDonald, Ramboll, and Royal Haskoning DHV.
The Chair is Henry Pipe of Max Fordham.
Navigating COVID-19: SMEs & CJRS
How SMEs are dealing with crisis and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
Navigating COVID-19: Emergency Response
Webinar series helping members through the coronavirus crisis.
Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) guidance
January 2020 update. Produced by ACE affiliate, Griffiths & Armour.
Commercial Strategy Procurement and Contract Terms
Navigates best practice in this space.
Stand-Alone Certificates and Actions in Negligent Misstatement
Produced by ACE Affiliates Griffith & Armour.
Professional Appointment Contracts - Resource Guide
All resources about Professional Appointment Contracts in one document.
Using Project Extranets Good Practice Guide
This guide focuses on the issues surrounding extranet and online collaboration tools.
Cladding an ongoing concern for PI Insurers
Article from Willis Towers Watson on cladding.
Professional Indemnity Insurance GPG November 2018
Prepared in conjunction with Griffiths & Armour.
Quality Management System - good practice guide for micro companies
Produced by Abstruct Consulting.
Quality Management System - good practice guide for solo companies
Prepared by ACE member Rivelin Bridge Ltd.
Response: Creating a responsible payment culture
BEIS consultation on good payment practice
Legal & Commercial - Terms of Reference
ACE webinar - Novation FAQs
FAQs produced following the ACE webinar on novation.
ACE webinar - Novation
Slides from the ACE webinar on novation.
ACE webinar - Professional Appointment Contracts
Slides from the ACE hosted webinar.
ACE webinar - GDPR FAQs
Summary of questions following ACE hosted webinar on GDPR.
ACE webinar - GDPR
Slides from the ACE hosted webinar with experts from Pennington Manches.
Anti-Bribery and Corruption Guidance
Raise members' awareness of the offences and penalties arising under the Bribery Act.
Business reporting requirements
Quick reference table for corporate reporting requirements.
Negotiating Limits of Liability
How members should deal with contractual liability.
Cyber Risk Management ‘Top Tips’
Prepared by ACE affiliate, Wallis Towers Watson.
ACE responds to consultation on payment culture.