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    Building and Fire Safety Hub

Over the coming years the Real Estate and Construction industries will encounter substantial regulatory reform with regard to building and fire safety.

Substantial works are already underway to replace unsafe cladding and with the new Building Safety Act 2022 and likely on-going regulatory reform, there will be fundamental changes to all stages of the design and construction of buildings and their subsequent occupation, management and operation, as well as ownership obligations.

We act for a range of stakeholders that are and will be affected by these new regulatory requirements including house builders, funders, developers, contractors and urban estates. Through our market leading experts in the planning, construction and real estate sectors, as well as our health and safety expertise, we are able to provide you with a single source for advice and guidance on the implications of these impending changes.

Latest Developments in Building and Fire Safety

Below you will find the latest news and insights on issues concerning the remedial cladding schemes as well as the latest on the Building and Fire Safety reforms, including a timeline of the development of building safety through the years and to date.

Building and Fire Safety Timeline

Building and Fire Safety Timeline

A timeline of the development of building safety through the years and to date.

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  • David Savage writes for Property Week on the case of Triathlon Homes vs Stratford Village Development Partnership and Get Living

    David Savage

    In the Press

  • Building Safety Act 2022: Don’t Miss The Sixth Commencement Order

    Oliver Park

    Insights

  • Is Schedule 8 of the Building Safety Act 2022 retrospective?: An analysis of the first Upper Tribunal decision under the Act

    Oliver Park

    Insights

  • The Effect of Contractor Insolvency on Construction Projects

    Mazin Al Mardhi

    Insights

  • David Savage writes for Construction News on the upcoming building-control overhaul

    David Savage

    In the Press

  • First Remediation Order made by the Tribunal under the Building Safety Act 2022

    Bella Stuart-Bourne

    Quick Reads

  • What is a JCT contract? Do I need one for my build?

    Patricia Nathan-Amissah

    Insights

  • Principal Accountable Persons: Registration of Higher-Risk Buildings by 30 September 2023

    Richard Flenley

    Insights

  • Duty to protect in public locations: Martyn’s Law draft bill published

    Rachel Warren

    Insights

  • An update on the Responsible Actors Scheme - what does it mean for developers?

    Insights

  • Charles Russell Speechlys welcomes Francis Ho as a Partner within its Construction and Infrastructure group

    Francis Ho

    News

  • Basic Guide to Different Types of Liabilities and Claims Under the Building Safety Act 2022

    Hannah McDonald

    Insights

  • Building Safety Act 2022: retrospectivity by the back door?

    Richard Flenley

    Insights

  • The second substantive cladding judgement post the Grenfell Tower tragedy

    Jane Burrows

    Insights

  • Cultural change following the Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022

    Quick Reads

  • Construction News quotes David Savage on a recent fire safety ruling and the implications of this

    David Savage

    In the Press

  • Carolyn Davies and Oliver Park write for Property Week on the key property points in the Building Safety Act

    Oliver Park

    In the Press

  • Steven Carey writes for Building Magazine on the new Building Safety Act and the associated changes

    Steven Carey

    In the Press

  • Who will carry the risk? Professional indemnity crisis in construction

    Mary Barrett

    Insights

  • Residential property developer tax: Draft legislation published and technical consultation launched

    Helen Coward

    Insights

  • New tax on property developers - consultation paper published

    Helen Coward

    Insights

  • New Chief Inspector Of Buildings Announced

    Michael O'Connor

    Quick Reads

  • Government announces further funding for building safety

    Quick Reads

  • New tax for UK Residential Developers

    Helen Coward

    Quick Reads

  • Form EWS1 – light at the end of the building?

    Quick Reads

  • Better Buildings: Construction Products to be subject to higher scrutiny

    Carolyn Davies

    Quick Reads

  • Council refuses permission for a high rise residential development in Woking

    Quick Reads

  • Building Safety Bill - more detail needed

    Michael O'Connor

    Quick Reads

  • Government publishes Building Safety Bill

    Quick Reads

  • Government guidance on accessing properties during COVID-19

    Emma Humphreys

    Quick Reads

  • Post-Grenfell – where are we now?

    Insights

  • Should London be reaching for the sky?

    James Souter

    Quick Reads

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