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Case review 03/02/2023
On 1 February 2023, the Supreme Court handed down its long-awaited decision in the case of Fearn and others v Board of Trustees of the Tate Gallery. It is already being described as one of the most influential judgments of recent years.
The legislative regime for construction and building legislation in New South Wales is currently undergoing a major overhaul with the proposed introduction of three new Bills designed to improve the regulatory framework and create end-to-end accountability for those who participate in the building and construction industry. In this article, we look at the proposed changes in conjunction with the key trends and issues in construction and building claims emerging across the Australian States and overseas.
The Levelling up and Regeneration Bill aims to reverse geographical disparities between different parts of the UK by spreading opportunity more equally.
In 2020, the NSW Government implemented significant reforms focused on creating clear lines of accountability for defective building work. The reforms include the introduction of a statutory duty of care owed by ‘persons’ who carry out ‘construction work’ to take reasonable care to avoid economic loss caused by defects (Statutory Duty).
Top accolades awarded to the firm in the latest Chambers & Partners guide to leading law firms and lawyers across the country.
Following the publication of The Legal 500 UK 2023, we are proud to announce that the firm has once again achieved impressive rankings and recognition within the latest guide to leading law firms and lawyers.
Digital twin technology: the opportunities and risks of digital twins in construction and real estate
In this article, we look at the opportunities of digital twin technology for the construction and real estate industries, as well as potential risk factors.
In July 2022, the annual rate of UK inflation (10.1%) was the highest it has been since 1982, affecting the affordability of goods and services. The high rates of inflation are predominantly due to supply chain disruptions and consumer demand, and the substantial increases in energy prices.
In June 2022, we reported on the introduction of the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022, which has now come into force as of 1 August 2022. Further guidance has now been released in respect of the Act’s main feature which is to introduce the Register of Overseas Entities at Companies House.
The UK Government has announced plans to repeal Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 and bring about the end of so called ‘no fault’ evictions, as part of sweeping reforms to the residential letting market in the UK. In this article, we answer some of the key questions about Section 21 of the Act.