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News: October 2015

The insurance which is most often talked about in relation to construction projects is Professional Indemnity insurance, and I have written about that in a previous article. This article looks at two other types of insurance which are important in a construction context but which are less widely understood. Non-Negligent Damage Insurance Until the revision […]

This quarter we have case law updates on: Definitive map – public right of way Definitive map – dedication of a highway Development – rights of light – damages Development – consent covenants …and landlord and tenant updates on: Relief from forfeiture Service charge recovery for improvement works …as well as planning updates on: Judicial […]

Large employers required to publish anti-slavery and human trafficking statements. Earlier this year there was criticism of Tesco, Walmart and Costco for selling prawns supplied by Thai company CP Foods, who, it was alleged sourced the product from suppliers which used slave labour. On October 29th 2015 a new requirement, introduced by the Modern Slavery […]

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that an employee was fairly dismissed for disobeying an instruction not to contact the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) without approval. The employee in this case was an elected union shop steward, and a health and safety representative. He was contacted by a colleague, who expressed concern that his manager […]

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