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The cost of remedying defective cladding - who pays the price?

United Kingdom - February 17 2021 After a high-profile and contentious debate in Parliament the government announced a further package of funding to help resolve defective cladding…

Angus Dawson.

Practical completion - easier to recognise than define

United Kingdom - October 21 2019 Practical completion is a significant landmark for any construction project, not only in terms of a build programme, but also as a trigger for a…

Tom Parsons.

Auto-signed and delivered - when sending an email creates a contract

United Kingdom - October 2 2019 In a recent case (Neocleous v Rees), the High Court said that a lawyer had concluded a contract for the sale of land on behalf of his client by…

Dominic Sedghi, Richard Burrows.

Safety and culture change in the construction industry

United Kingdom - July 25 2019 The Industry Safety Steering Group ("ISSG") for building safety - chaired by Dame Judith Hackitt - recently reported on its findings on the "progress…

Supreme Court closes door on using redevelopment solely to oppose tenancy renewal

United Kingdom - December 19 2018 The Supreme Court has decided that a landlord cannot resist the exercise of a business tenant’s statutory right to a new tenancy on the basis that…