Construct.Law - Winter 2017
Welcome to the winter edition of Construct.Law
Welcome to our winter edition of Construct.Law bringing you legal and commercial insight into issues facing the construction industry. Please do get in touch to suggest future topics.
Our sister publication, Infra.Law focuses on the domestic and international infrastructure sector.
Driving construction productivity through disruptive innovation and collaboration
In this article, we explore the impact of digital disruption in the construction industry in the forthcoming years.
If the advice isn’t right
In this article, we consider the consequences of a construction professional providing the wrong advice in a construction project. Could they be liable?
Rights to Light: development risks from blocking out light
Our market leading property litigation team discusses the problems facing developers' in relation to Rights of Lights claims.
Five gender pay reporting pitfalls in the Construction Industry
Our employment expert, Emma Bartlett sets out the guidelines on the upcoming mandatory obligatory gender pay reporting for large employers (250+) in the construction industry.
Construction Case Law update
Our Construction team discusses the recent legal developments in the Construction industry.
The New NEC4: what are the changes?
The new NEC4 suite of contracts was released on 22 June 2017. We set out a summary of the key changes in the NEC4 and a brief summary of the two new contract forms.
BIM: Legal Issues
In our final article, we discuss the contractual points to be considered when embarking upon a BIM project.
The Future of Property Careers
Join to our panel discussion and Q&A with industry leaders on the range of opportunities within the property and construction sector.
LIDW21: A view from London and India - How dispute avoidance can keep construction and infrastructure plans on track
Join us as we discuss the challenges of the possible rise in disputes in the construction and infrastructure sector in India
COVID-19 Vaccination – can an employer make it compulsory for employees?
We review what legal issues to take into account when considering to make vaccination compulsory as an employer.
Linking ESG and Executive Pay
How does a business go about embedding a focus on strong ESG performance into the structures and culture of its organisation?
National Security and Investment Act granted Royal Assent
The Act establishes a new regime for the review of mergers, acquisitions and other transactions that could threaten national security.
Recent Trends In Firewall Legislation: BVI, Bermuda And Gibraltar
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Waverton on acquisition of Cornerstone Asset Management
Established in July 2010 and with offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow, Cornerstone offers wealth management and financial planning advice.
What do the new Debt Respite Scheme Regulations mean for Landlords and Tenants?
This will provide legal protection from creditors in the form of either a breathing space or a mental health crisis moratorium.
Charles Russell Speechlys promotes five to Partner
The promotions are effective 1 May 2021 and are accompanied by one Legal Director and 15 Senior Associate promotions.
Risk allocation in commercial leases: the High Court considers rent suspension, insurance and frustration arguments
Read our summary of the full judgement on the latest Covid arrears case.
Charles Russell Speechlys boosts private wealth offering with the hire of an international tax team
Robert Reymond will be joined at the firm by Leigh Nicoll, Emma Tyrrell and Oliver Cooper.
Proposed Takeover Code Amendments – Key Changes
The Consultation Paper has now been followed by a corresponding response paper which made certain modifications to the initial proposals.
Building Back Better: Future Gazing
What’s next for the hospitality industry post-pandemic?
Building Back Better: Re-examining your proposition
Why hospitality businesses should re-examine their proposition now
Building Back Better: Real Estate and Restructuring
How and why should hospitality businesses re-structure post pandemic?
Asian Legal Business, Hubbis and eprivateclient report on the firm's expansion in Hong Kong
The firm's Hong Kong office continues to expand with the relocation of Real Estate Partner Simon Green to lead the firm’s focus in Asia.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Fudco Partnership on sale to Exponent-backed Vibrant Foods
Fudco is a family-owned business selling South Asian ethnic foods in UK and Europe.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Polar Technology on investment by BGF
Polar Technology Management Group is a holding company for engineering businesses operating at the leading edge of technology.
Electrical safety standards in the private rented sector from 1 April 2021
The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector will apply to existing specified tenancies from 1 April 2021.