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The Draft Building Safety Bill – Burges Salmon’s view

In this article, we provide our analysis of the main concerns with, and implications of, the draft Building Safety Bill
27 July 2021

Draft Building Safety Bill – an analysis of the key provisions

In this article, we analyse the detail of the Building Safety Bill and highlight the key points you need to know
27 July 2021

Construction contract execution during COVID-19 and beyond

Electronic signatures, data rooms, Mercury execution? Evolving working arrangements mean we should all double check exactly how to execute construction documents
01 September 2020

Decarbonised Energy: Net Zero implications for the construction industry

12 months on from the government’s Net Zero 2050 pledge for the UK, we consider the emerging trends within the energy sector’s construction industry

21 July 2020

Preparing for a return to office working - Part 3

Planning a safe return to the office presents many challenges for landlords and occupiers. Here we explore fit out contract issues as offices are altered and reconfigured

29 June 2020

Construction sector focuses on a safe return to work

We consider the UK government’s guidance to the construction industry on how to safely reopen sites following the COVID-19 lockdown
19 June 2020

Return to business as usual for residential property?

Post COVID-19 the residential property market emerges from lockdown and may be a guide to confidence in the economy generally. What are the first indications?
04 June 2020

COVID-19: Scotland assists developers by extending the duration of planning permission

The Scottish Parliament has passed the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020, which will help developers address difficulties within the planning system
03 April 2020

COVID-19: Managing existing planning permissions and applications

Despite rule-makers altering rules in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, planning deadlines continue to apply. Developers need to keep an eye out
26 March 2020

COVID-19: Can you be locked out of your business premises?

Can landlords and managing agents of office buildings exclude or evacuate their tenants, given typical lease provisions in England & Wales?
24 March 2020

Contract execution: past, present and future

Smart contracts could revolutionise aspects of the construction industry. However, a recent case highlights some of the hurdles to overcome before the UKJT’s digital vision can be fully realised
23 December 2019

Collateral warranties: How long is your liability in Scotland?

We comment on the recent Court of Session (Inner House) decision on limitation periods under a collateral warranty in Scotland. The Scottish position once again reflects the position in England
13 November 2019
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