UK Government updates fire safety requirements as part of the Building Safety Bill

Building owners could face unlimited fines following new measures being brought in to strengthen fire safety, the Home Office has announced. There will be no limit to the size of...

Is the construction industry on the cusp of a legal storm?

Fears are growing in the construction industry that a surge of liquidated damages claims may arise on the back of projects delayed by Covid restrictions in 2020. To date, this...

UK firm fined £500 for safety breaches

Magistrates have handed down a fine of half a million pounds for safety breaches that led to employees of a building materials giant suffering from debilitating hand arm vibration syndrome....

Industrial Manslaughter legislation – are you ready?

The Waste Management Review has presented an excellent article written by Brittany Coles on the changes to Industrial Manslaughter legislation. The Waste Recycling Industry Association of Queensland, together with lawyers...

National borders no limit in adjudication rulings

A court judgment on 22nd February 2021 in favour of the claimant in the case of Motacus Constructions Limited -v- Paolo Castelli SpA has reinforced the importance of adjudication as a dispute...

Statewide construction death registry now law in New York State

A new law in New York expands the definition of workers and puts more responsibility on contractors to report fatalities to a state registry of on-the-job construction deaths, including demographic...