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Considerations for growing your business and choosing the best option for you

31 Jan 2022

When growing a business there are a number of routes to consider. Whether it be organic growth over time or expanding quickly through mergers and acquisitions (M&A), it is important you carefully consider the options and ensure you have taken the necessary specialist advice. Organic growth…

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Environment Bill

31 Jan 2022

On 9 November 2021, the Environmental Bill 2021-22 received Royal Assent, which became the Environment Act 2021. The bill passed three years after its first proposal to deliver and administer environmental considerations in the wake of Brexit. The aim of the bill is to create a stricter legal framework…

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Environmental Litigation - A Sea Change?

27 Jan 2022

It is nigh on impossible to visit the website of any reasonable-sized construction company nowadays without seeing words like "sustainability", "ESG", and "social footprint". Historically used as mere buzz words to drive online traffic, environmental issues are increasingly…

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Going after developers for the cladding crisis - is this enough?

27 Jan 2022

Michael Gove has written a letter to the residential property developer industry requiring developers to agree a plan of action by early March including remediating unsafe cladding on 11-18 metre buildings, currently estimated to be £4 billion. Developers are warned that they must pay to fix the…

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Can businesses use covid related absences as triggers for absence management? Will this help to create a sustainable workforce?

26 Jan 2022

During the pandemic, many employers have found difficulty in monitoring absence and taking formal action where employees are absent for significant periods of time. There are growing concerns regarding the severity and longevity of the effects of the virus; thus, many employers feel unable to enforce a…

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Construction disputes on the rise post-pandemic

26 Jan 2022

As more and more disputes arise it is important to consider alternatives to the traditional method of dispute resolution, not only for economical reasons but also for quicker swifter solutions which in some instances are far beyond the scope of what the Court may be able to order. Why are we facing…

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The Building Safety Bill Introduced 05 July 2021

15 Sep 2021

On Monday 5 July 2021, information relating to the Building Safety Bill was published including various supporting and explanatory documents and some draft regulations. The Bill, once passed, will introduce new and enhanced regulatory regimes for building safety in England and Wales and for construction…

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Shareholders Agreement - what they are and why you need one

15 Sep 2021

Owning a company on your own is great, it means you have ultimate control over any decision which the company makes, without having to consider what anyone else thinks. However, as soon as a company is owned by more than one person, things become a little more complicated. The more shareholders of a…

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Compulsory vaccinations - can workers be forced to be vaccinated?

15 Sep 2021

No legal requirement currently exists for workers to be vaccinated, with the exemption of care workers. Many businesses, however, are considering introducing vaccination requirements, despite the fact that, in the absence of any legislation making vaccinations compulsory, any such policies could well be…

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How to be prepared for the age old problem of supply and demand

15 Sep 2021

A significant number of EU workers from the UK have left the construction industry leading to those in the industry facing a substantial shortage of workers in some specialist trades. In addition to this, more than 500,000 UK-born construction workers are expected to retire in the next 10 to 15 years…

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