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Cavity Barriers - Persimmon's review

16 Jan 2020

In light of the Grenfell Tower tragedy in 2018, fire safety should be at the forefront of the minds of developers and home builders alike. Following the findings of an independent review being published in December 2019, housing developer Persimmon has been subjected to heavy criticism after a…

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Latent Defects

15 Jan 2020

The past 12 months have thrown up uncertainties in the structural defect insurance market, with the collapse of Danish insurance broker Alpha Insurance. This has had an impact in respect of both residential and commercial new build properties. In light of this it is worth considering one aspect of…

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Employment Changes coming up in 2020!

13 Jan 2020

April tends to be a busy and stressful time of the year for many businesses who have the end of their financial year around this time, multiple employees on annual leave over the Easter holidays, together with changes to make in line with new legislation - particularly in respect of your employees…

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Limitation of Liability clauses in construction contracts: key considerations

13 Jan 2020

When negotiating commercial contracts, parties often become embroiled in extensive negotiations when it comes to each party's legal liability in the event that a breach of contract takes place. This is particularly apparent within the construction sector, which is largely owing to the affect that…

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PART 2: Delays - the Importance of Record-Keeping

13 Jan 2020

In Part 1 of our Construction Disputes series, we identified that delay and quality issues are often the biggest problems for construction projects and the cause of most disputes. Delay may increase both the time for performance of the contract and the cost of performance for both the Employer, the…

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How can 'Build Information Modelling' benefit your business?

17 Oct 2019

Build information modelling (BIM) is a relatively new phenomenon in the United Kingdom, and involves the storing of information relevant to the architecture, construction and operation of a building in electronic form. BIM originated in the United States, though as a result of numerous government…

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IR35 tax changes due to hit the private sector in 2020

17 Oct 2019

As of April 2020, the Government are rolling out the off-payroll tax changes made to the public sector to medium and large sized private companies. In April 2017, the Government replaced the original IR35 legislation with new off-payroll tax affecting the public sector. The change puts the onus on the…

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A Focus on the Professional Team

21 Jun 2019

A construction project typically involves a number of professionals contracted to provide a variety of services. The role of a contractor and its sub-contractors is to carry out the physical work, whereas the role of a professional is to provide specialist advise relating to the project. The group of…

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