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  • Lead consultant not liable for third party consultants

    Blog Post

    Submitted: 16 July 2018

    In Midlothian v Bracewell Stirling Architects [2018] CSIH 21, a Scottish appeal court upheld a first instance decision that a lead consultant was not liable for work carried out by third party consultants appointed directly by a local authority.

  • Hackitt Final Report blog series: Week 3 - The new regulatory framework

    Blog Post

    Submitted: 02 July 2018

    In Week 1 of our blog series we discussed and considered Dame Judith’s proposal for a new Joint Competent Authority (JCA) to oversee the management of safety risks in high risk residential buildings. This week we are considering the further ways in which the final report proposed that the new regulatory framework for building safety should be underpinned.

  • JCT contracts and insolvency: pre-construction phase

    Blog Post

    Submitted: 22 June 2018

    This is the first in a series of blogs on JCT contracts and insolvency and considering ways of mitigating the risks when using JCT contracts. This week we are looking at some steps to take and documents to obtain in the pre-construction phase.

  • Hackitt Final Report blog series: Week 2 - Governance roles in Government

    Blog Post

    Submitted: 19 June 2018

    Following on from last week’s blog post, which discussed Dame Judith’s recommendation for the creation of a Joint Competent Authority (JCA), this week we are looking at Dame Judith’s proposal to replace the Government’s current advisory committee with a new and wide-ranging advice structure.

  • EU blocking statute on Iran-related nuclear sanctions released

    Article

    Submitted: 14 June 2018

    The EU Commission has now "adopted" the much awaited EU blocking statute. What does it do? In short it seeks to provide protection to EU-based companies from engaging in sanctions-compliant business with Iran. It is in effect the EU trying to keep the Iran nuclear deal alive despite the withdrawal by the US. This article highlights the key features of the recent action.

  • Managing risk in a risk business: the role of insurance in construction

    Blog Post

    Submitted: 14 June 2018

    This blog post summarises the construction insurance: Hardwicke chambers talk.

  • VAT reverse charge for construction services

    Article

    Submitted: 12 June 2018

    The Government has released draft legislation for the implementation of a VAT reverse charge on supplies of construction services.

  • Hackitt Final Report blog series: Week 1 - The creation of a new Joint Competent Authority

    Blog Post

    Submitted: 12 June 2018

    As previously indicated, we will be publishing a series of mini blog posts exploring the key recommendations set out in Dame Judith’s final report. This week’s mini blog post, the first in the series, focusses on the proposal for a creation of a new Joint Competent Authority to oversee health and safety risks throughout the construction phase and beyond.

  • Blog Series on Dame Judith's final report: what are the key impacts on the construction industry?

    Blog Post

    Submitted: 04 June 2018

    Following the release of Dame Judith Hackitt’s final report concerning the independent review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety, Simmons & Simmons LLP are investigating the potential impact of Dame Judith’s recommendations on the lifecycle of a construction project.

  • Supreme Court enforces No Oral Modification clause

    Blog Post

    Submitted: 21 May 2018

    In this blog post we consider the recent Supreme Court decision on a clause preventing oral variations to a contract.

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