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abril 2020

COVID-19:  What is the Impact of the Lockdown on Claims Volumes

COVID-19: What is the Impact of the Lockdown on Claims Volumes

Following the lockdown and social distancing measures that have been enforced by the government since 17th March, there is a question over the impact ...

FRC sanctions against KPMG offer clues as to its approach towards enforcement generally

FRC sanctions against KPMG offer clues as to its approach towards enforcement generally

While the headlines are dominated by COVID-19, the world of Public Interest Entity ("PIE") audit takes a back seat. However, the two are interlinked. ...

Informed Consent: The Importance of Clear Documentation

Informed Consent: The Importance of Clear Documentation

The recent decision of the High Court in the case of Pepper v Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust highlights the importance of clear documentation ...

Housebuilder Top Tip: What are “CPSEs” and how should they be dealt with?

Housebuilder Top Tip: What are “CPSEs” and how should they be dealt with?

As part of the buyer’s due diligence in commercial property transactions, Commercial Property Standard Enquiries (“CPSEs”) will usually be raised by t ...

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 ...

Astec: The next instalment on companies in liquidation pursuing recovery via Adjudication

Astec: The next instalment on companies in liquidation pursuing recovery via Adjudication

In Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering Ltd v Astec Projects Ltd (In Liquidation) [2020] the Court declined to grant an injunction preventing Astec from p ...

Municipio v BHP: Litigation and Extensions (of Time) in the Time of COVID-19

Municipio v BHP: Litigation and Extensions (of Time) in the Time of COVID-19

In Municipio de Mariana & Others (MDM) v BHP Group PLC (formerly BHP Billiton) (BHP) [2020] the court granted BHP an extension of time of 5-6 week ...

COVID-19 will not put off adjudication

COVID-19 will not put off adjudication

In Millchris Developments Ltd v Waters [2020] 4 WLUK 45 the TCC has refused to grant an injunction prohibiting a home owner from proceeding with an ad ...

True Value’ Adjudications: tactics to avoid having to ‘pay first’ where risk of insolvency squandered where party had not acted with due diligence

True Value’ Adjudications: tactics to avoid having to ‘pay first’ where risk of insolvency squandered where party had not acted with due diligence

In Broseley London Limited v Prime Asset Management Limited [2020] the Court declined to grant a stay of execution to allow the Employer to commence ‘ ...