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Business as Usual or Unusual?

15 May 2020

With the lockdown starting to ease and plans in place for how we can get back to normal, we need to be mindful that things will not be the same or 'business as usual' for quite some time. There is a lot to be considered in the near future and as for the construction sector in particular,…

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Safe Return to Work for the Construction Sector - what does this look like?

14 May 2020

Following the announcement made by Boris Johnson on Sunday, employers across the construction sector are being faced with the difficult task of determining what in practical terms a safe return to work looks like. The message is clear that construction should continue if it cannot be reasonably done…

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Considerations for reopening the workplace following the easing of lockdown

11 May 2020

How do you keep your workforce safe from a virus which has spread the globe on pandemic scales, leaving death and destruction in its wake? It is fair to say that last night's announcement has left those Britons desperately seeking respite from lockdown considerably underwhelmed but, now there…

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The Effect of COVID-19 on Commercial Property

28 Apr 2020

A few years ago, US Secretary of State Donald Rumsfeld, made a statement about unknown knowns and known unknowns, which is an example of the struggle of trying to articulate uncertainty into a decision-making process. In recent weeks, clients and property lawyers have been attempting to distinguish the…

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COVID-19: Managing construction contracts

24 Apr 2020

Contractors concerned that they could face delays or increased costs as a result of COVID-19 should consider whether they have any express entitlements to relief under their contract. This article will consider the possible entitlements under JCT and NEC standard form contracts. JCT Force…

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The Effects of COVID-19 on the Property and Construction Sector

09 Apr 2020

The challenging times in which we currently find ourselves is also affecting the property development and construction sector and many businesses are seeking assurances from funders, contractors, supply chains and professional support services. The number of developers and construction firms…

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Coronavirus - Construction sites shutting down

01 Apr 2020

With Government policy that construction sites should remain open during the coronavirus lockdown, a health and safety law expert believes it'd be wise for bosses to consider stopping operations to avoid needless risks and breaches of health and safety. David Mayor, Insurance Associate at…

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Same Rules - Different Game: Procurement Policy During The Coronavirus Outbreak

25 Mar 2020

The coronavirus outbreak has produced a lot of government action targeted at keeping infections down and that has in turn affected a lot of organisations, their contracts with each other and their plans for future procurement. For buyers subject to the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR) or the…

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Covid-19 Update

18 Mar 2020

At Forbes Solicitors, we are keen to reassure clients that we have robust business continuity measures in place to protect and maintain service levels so we can continue to support our clients. The health and welfare of our colleagues and clients is paramount. We will continue to monitor the most…

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