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Increased burdens for residential developers

The Building Safety Act 2022 (BSA), which received Royal Assent on 28 April this year, introduced measures that place additional burdens on residential developers. The Act aims not to make life more difficult for developers, but to make dwellings safer,...

Extending time to make a claim

The Grenfell Tower fire has resulted in reviews and consultations that aim to increase safety in dwellings, particularly in high-rise flats. On 28 April 2022, the Building Safety Act 2022 (“BSA”) received Royal Assent; it makes significant...

The sources of development finance

I work with a number of property development clients who take different approaches to development finance. As a consequence, I’m frequently asked to review the terms of finance arrangements to ensure that my client understands the legal implications...

Challenging an adjudication award: a breach of natural justice

When it comes to challenging an adjudicator’s decision, the losing party’s options are limited; they will either need to show that the adjudicator had no jurisdiction to make the decision or that there was a material breach of the rules of...

Tribunal finds calling a man 'bald' is sexual harassment

Finn v The British Bung Manufacturing Company Ltd The claimant was an electrician who worked for the respondent for 24 years. On 24th July 2019, the claimant became embroiled in an exchange with Mr King, a shift supervisor at the respondent’s...

Buying and selling a business - Preparation is key

Whether you are considering an exit from or entrance into a business, preparation is key!  If you plan to purchase shares in a company, or  you want to sell your shares, there are certain important aspects of which you should be aware. Here we...

What is a Special Guardianship Order?

A Special Guardianship Order is an order made by the court appointing one or more individuals to be a child’s ‘special guardian’.  It is effectively an enhanced Child Arrangements Order as the child will be deemed to live with you...

How to ensure that your loved ones are protected...

…and your inheritance is given to the right people! Did you know LGBTQIA people are less likely to get married and often don’t feel the need to write a will.  While the change in laws that protect LGBTQIA families have led to better...

A guide for individuals: discrimination in the workplace

Unfortunately discrimination in the workplace has not been confined to the annals of history. If you are an employer or you find yourself subject to discrimination it is important to know your rights and how the law can offer protection. Discrimination...

Directors' disqualification - what you need to know

When a company goes into liquidation or administration, an insolvency practitioner is appointed to deal with that failed business. The practitioner has a statutory duty to investigate the affairs of the company. This includes the earlier and ongoing conduct...
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