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22 August 2022

Green belt exceptions – Does an extension to a building need to be attached to an existing building?

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) provides that new buildings in Green Belt are inappropriate developments which should not be...

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18 August 2022

The Building Safety Act 2022

The Building Safety bill attained Royal Assent on 28 April 2022 to become the Building Safety Act. While the Act…

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20 July 2022

Martlet v Mulalley: the ruling

In a landmark case, a housing association has been awarded substantial damages in a claim relating to cladding defects. The ...

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28 June 2022

The Building Safety Act – how long will you be liable?

One of the implications of the recently enacted Building Safety Act 2022 is the impact on contractual clauses which  restrict…

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19 May 2022

Public procurement change is on the way

On 11 May 2022, the Procurement Bill 2022 was introduced to parliament.  The Bill sets out the government’s vision for…

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13 May 2022

Spotlight on… Paul Johnston

This month we shine the spotlight on Paul Johnston, our construction and engineering partner (barrister). Paul joins us from an...

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10 May 2022

The NEC unveils new climate change clause

The construction industry currently produces a significant proportion of UK carbon emissions. In recent years has been under pressure to...

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10 May 2022

The price is right

In the recent case of Alebrahim v BM Design London Ltd (2022), the Court of Appeal gave a decision on…

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5 May 2022

Main powers of the Building Act

The Building Safety Act 2022 was introduced in response to Dame Judith Hackitt’s review of building safety that affected multiple&h...

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4 May 2022

The Building Safety Act 2022 – the drive for quality construction

The Building Safety Act 2022 became law at the end of April. The Act is one of the most significant…

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