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January 2020

Market Conditions 2020: What Lies Ahead

Market Conditions 2020: What Lies Ahead

In many respects 2019 was a bit of a stagnant year for the property sector. On the residential side, transactional volumes were significantly depresse ...

Real Estate Tip of the Week: The Registration Gap

Real Estate Tip of the Week: The Registration Gap

Landlords who have acquired commercial property freeholds and intend to serve notices to terminate tenants’ leases should be careful about the timing ...

Health & Safety in Scotland

Health & Safety in Scotland

In this article we take a look at the surcharge on Health and Safety fines and the HSE's report on the 70% increase in recorded workplace deaths. We a ...

Health, Safety and BREXIT

Health, Safety and BREXIT

Since the referendum majority vote in favour of the UK leaving the EU over 3 years ago, Brexit uncertainty has dominated the headlines. Businesses nee ...

Memorandum of Understanding between the Coroner and the HSE–6 Months on…

Memorandum of Understanding between the Coroner and the HSE–6 Months on…

In June 2019 the Chief Coroner for England and Wales issued a new Memorandum of Understanding with the Health and Safety Executive.  We take a look at ...

Construction Update

Construction Update

In this article we consider issues specifically relating to the Construction sector, including the HSE's statistics which show that this sector remain ...

The Regulation of Drones: A Health and Safety Perspective

The Regulation of Drones: A Health and Safety Perspective

Following the coming into force of the Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2018 on 30 November 2019, the government’s position on drone misuse and the re ...

Implications for Water Companies arising from the Environment Agency’s River Basin Planning Consultation

Implications for Water Companies arising from the Environment Agency’s River Basin Planning Consultation

In this article we take a closer look at the current Environment Agency (“EA”) consultation covering River Basin Planning and consider issues for orga ...

Health and Safety Prosecutions in 2019

Health and Safety Prosecutions in 2019

Looking back over the last year a number of Court cases involving serious health and safety breaches which were amongst the most notable and high prof ...

The Guideline Lottery

The Guideline Lottery

In this article we summarise the recent developments to the Sentencing Guidelines, focusing primarily on CQC prosecutions, street works prosecutions a ...