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The building safety saga continues – new regulations to encourage responsible behaviour in the construction sector
Last month, the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) laid the Building Safety (Responsible Actors Scheme and Prohibitions) Regulations 2023 (the regulations) before Parliament.
Case review 2023-05-02
Co-insurances defences in construction claims: Court of Appeal confirms that contract is still king
We have previously reported on co-insurance defences as analysed in the Technology and Construction Court first instance decision of The Rugby Football Union v Clark Smith Partnership Limited and FM Conway Limited. In this article, we provide a summary of the appellate judgment, and set out the key takeaways for insurers.
Climate change and subsidence - should insurers have a sinking feeling?
Subsidence claims arising from climate change are increasing, creating significant challenges for insurers. In this article, our experts provide a brief summary of what is required from insurers and construction professionals to meet these challenges.
Kennedys continues Legal 500 success with 2023 EMEA rankings
The Legal 500 EMEA 2023 has once again recognised Kennedys as a leading firm across the region.
Construction Brief: latest decisions April 2023
This update includes a round-up of recent court decisions and a CMA ruling dealing with breach of competition law, dispute resolution clauses and limitation, enforcement of an adjudication decision by a dormant company, terms and conditions of purchase orders and remediation compensation orders.
Building safety regulation - what is in the pipeline for construction professionals?
In the past six months, we have seen the launch of over 15 consultations and countless new guidelines on building safety in England and Wales. Such a high level of regulatory activity on one topic in a relatively short period of time is rather unusual. In this article, we provide an overview of the potential key changes for construction professions and highlight some of the potential implications for our clients.
SuDs – the long wait for implementation is over
After a delay of 13 years, mandatory sustainable drainage systems (SuDs) in new developments will be implemented via Schedule 3 of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 (Schedule 3) in 2024.
Arbitration trumps: Bermuda court confirms pro-arbitration approach
If litigation proceedings are commenced in breach of a valid and enforceable agreement to arbitrate, how soon in the proceedings does a defendant need to seek a stay of the litigation?
The Supreme Court of Bermuda recently considered this question in Shelly Hall Properties v Warren  SC (Bda) 101.
The future of construction adjudication
More than 25 years after the introduction of mandatory construction adjudication, we consider its future in light of a recent report by King’s College London.
Insurance forecast 2023: claims trends and future risks
Drawing on our experience across various risks, this 2023 insurance forecast report highlights some of the key trends that we anticipate will shape the insurance agenda for 2023 and beyond.