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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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Two all-girl schools opted to no longer accept transgender pupils

27 Jan 2022

It has recently been reported that two single sex schools, within the Girls' Day School Trust, have changed their admissions policy and will only be admitting pupils based on their legal sex, recorded on their birth certificate, rather than their gender identity. The decision has been taken in order…

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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…

Construction & Infrastructure

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Care home company fined after a resident choked to death

26 Jan 2022

HC-One Limited has been fined following an incident when a resident choked to death on a jam doughnut. A resident of Orchard Care Home, Lychgate Road, Tullibody, was given a piece of jam doughnut to eat on 7 August 2019. The resident had previously suffered from a stroke and had been diagnosed with…

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