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Buildings Insurance – Freeholders have the responsibility but leaseholders bear the risk

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Author: Chris Thompson

As leasehold owners of flats are well aware, the responsibility for arranging buildings insurance will normally fall to the freehold...

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COVID-19 Business Interruption claims case aims to remove uncertainty for policyholders and insurers

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Author: Chris Thompson

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in businesses facing unprecedented financial difficulties. Many have struggled to trade as a result of...

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Planning permissions given a new lease of life

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Author: Paul Brampton

Unless a planning permission states otherwise, it will expire after 3 years, within which time construction has to begin. Numerous...

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Bresco Electrical Services Ltd (In Liquidation) v Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd [2020] UKSC 25

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Author: Paul Brampton

Q: Can an insolvent company adjudicate to claim sums? A: The Supreme Court says “yes it can”. On 17 June...

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A welcome development for businesses – Government helps businesses access trade credit insurance

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Author: Paul Brampton

On 4 June 2020 the Government announced a temporary, government-backed, reinsurance scheme to help businesses access trade credit insurance as...

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The construction industry’s Roadmap to Recovery

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Author: Paul Brampton

Plans for a post-Covid-19 revival of the UK construction sector were published on 1st June 2020. The Construction Leadership Council’s...

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Covid-19 Site Operating Procedures: another update for the construction industry to interpret and implement

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Author: Paul Brampton

Version 4 of the construction industry’s Site Operating Procedures was published by the Construction Leadership Council on 18 May 2020. ...

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Covid-19 Site Operating Procedures – a blessing or a burden for the beleaguered construction industry?

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Author: Paul Brampton

The Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, The Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP, has endorsed the Site...

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UK Government advises Britons to temporarily postpone all plans to move homes

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Author: Miles Eckersley

On 23 March, the government advised that all home buyers and renters should consider postponing any plans to move homes....

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Construction Sites and Lockdown – what is the guidance?

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Author: Paul Brampton

COBRA agreed on 23 March 2020 that construction sites should continue to operate provided that they can follow PHE guidance...

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