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The construction sector’s road to recovery will be sign-posted by the three “Rs”

The construction sector’s road to recovery will be sign-posted by the three “Rs”

The first tentative steps are now being taken to ease the lockdown restrictions imposed on the nation as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic and th ...

Construction Risks Newsletter - April 2020

Construction Risks Newsletter - April 2020

Update on HSE Chief Executive's report, HSE business plan and coronavirus guidance    In advance of the publication of the HSE’s Business Plan f ...

The impact of COVID-19 on the construction industry: adapting to change in these extraordinary times

The impact of COVID-19 on the construction industry: adapting to change in these extraordinary times

The construction industry is used to dealing with difficult times and adapting to change. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has presented completely new ...

Coronavirus Act 2020 – Implications for the Construction Industry – Part 2

Coronavirus Act 2020 – Implications for the Construction Industry – Part 2

After racing through the parliamentary stages at a speed which, at normal times, would be unheard of, the Coronavirus Bill 2020 became law on 25 March ...

Short Sited – What Next for the Construction Industry?

Short Sited – What Next for the Construction Industry?

At a time of such uncertainty and unprecedented change, it is vital that there is clarity about what is expected of us. The Prime Minister’s address t ...

There is now a “dominant purpose” test for legal advice privilege – some practical points in the corporate and D&O context

There is now a “dominant purpose” test for legal advice privilege – some practical points in the corporate and D&O context

‘Litigation’ privilege has long been subject to a ‘dominant purpose’ test. For a document to be privileged, the dominant purpose for its creation must ...

Construction and COVID-19

Construction and COVID-19

The Government’s announcement on 9 March 2020 that it will move into the next stage of the Covid-19 planning to delay its spread, raises a number of i ...

DACB’s 2020 Construction look ahead

DACB’s 2020 Construction look ahead

National Infrastructure Strategy bill 1. In the Queen’s speeches in October and December 2019, government aims for domestic reform were laid out, to “ ...

Construction Risks Newsletter - December 2019

Construction Risks Newsletter - December 2019

Can a company in liquidation take part in an Adjudication?     In Meadowside Building Developments Ltd (in liquidation) –v- 12-18 Hill Stree ...

Can a company in liquidation take part in an Adjudication?

Can a company in liquidation take part in an Adjudication?

In Meadowside Building Developments Ltd (in liquidation) –v- 12-18 Hill Street Management Company Ltd [2019] EWHC 2651 (TCC), the Court found that in ...