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Construction Law : Recent Developments of interest

Construction Law : Recent Developments of interest

Martin Collingwood, head of construction at Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP, has provided a timely summary of legal developments of relevance to businesses involved in the construction industry Collateral Warranties A recent Court decision has confirmed that the two-tier system applies for collateral warranties - with far reaching implications for construction …

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Building Safety Bill: What changes are on the horizon?

Building Safety Bill: What changes are on the horizon?

In July 2021 the Government introduced the Building Safety Bill into Parliament.  The Bill proposes a regime overseen by a new Building Safety Regulator (BSR) with particular emphasis on higher risk buildings. In doing so, it creates obligations that apply throughout the building's lifecycle; introduces requirements relating to the …

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Social Media: top 3 legal issues for businesses

Social Media: top 3 legal issues for businesses

Social media is transforming the way we do all business. According to recent figures, more than 70% of small-to-medium sized businesses use social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn to market themselves and interact with their customer-base, and of those who do, more than …

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A great week for businesses in our region – a word from Mark Pearson-Kendall

A great week for businesses in our region – a word from Mark Pearson-Kendall

As we all begin to emerge from over a year at lockdown, it felt as though this year’s Business Week came at just the right time. Undoubtedly, with significant restrictions still in place, it was very different in form and structure to previous years but the organisers and businesses …

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Hybrid working: What do employers need to consider?

Hybrid working: What do employers need to consider?

If the Covid-19 pandemic has signalled one thing to employers, it's that it is possible for a variety of jobs to be done by employees working from home. And so, with nationwide restrictions being eased, employers are now actively addressing the issue of getting staff back to the …

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The importance of having Lasting Powers of Attorney

In recent months, our teams have been receiving a high volume of queries from clients on the preparation of Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney. To bring some clarity to these important issues, our team has collated some of our most frequently asked questions on the subject of Lasting Powers …

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Adjudication: The effect of Liquidation and Limitation

Adjudication: The effect of Liquidation and Limitation

In the case of Bresco Electrical Services Limited (In Liquidation) v. Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Limited [2019] the Supreme Court had an opportunity of reviewing the impact of liquidation on adjudication. At first instance, the Court held that the effect of insolvency set-off was that an adjudicator lacked jurisdiction …

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Life after CBILS: – what’s next?

Life after CBILS: – what’s next?

When the pandemic took hold in March 2020, the UK government promised to provide up to £330bn via government backed schemes in the shape of the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS), the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS) and the Future Fund. …

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New Facilities Management Contracts: What do they mean for procurement and project delivery?

New Facilities Management Contracts: What do they mean for procurement and project delivery?

On the 26 January 2021 the NEC published a new suite of Facilities Management Contracts (FM Contracts). These were published with the support of the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management. The suite includes four contracts, a number of user guides and two flowcharts, which have been designed for use …

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Upcoming changes to employment law: What do employers need to know?

Upcoming changes to employment law: What do employers need to know?

The month of April is usually a time for employers to look out for changes to employment law. Thankfully for businesses, given everything else that has been going on in the world for the past year or so, there are relatively few changes for 2021 (so far). But employers will …

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