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Government Cladding Fund for the removal of ACM Cladding Following the catastrophic fire at the Grenfell Tower in 2017, it has been widely reported that the Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding used on the building contributed to the spread of the fire. As part of the Government’s wider Building Safety Programme that was established to […]

This is the final article in our series about owning or purchasing land that includes or adjoins a river or other watercourse. It summarises the consequences of not meeting your riparian obligations, other practical issues to consider and other sources of information.  What if I don’t meet my riparian obligations? Given the range of obligations […]

Welcome to our December Employment Law Update In this month’s bulletin, we outline some important cases regarding unfair dismissal, confidentiality and annual leave. We also discuss another potential change to worker’s rights arising from the government’s Good Work Plan. Can a dismissal be automatically unfair even if the decision maker is unaware of the real […]

With immigration high on the political agenda, we take a look at what the political parties are proposing in relation to immigration in their party manifestos.  In no particular order:   The Liberal Democrats – A Compassionate and Effective Immigration System At the heart of the Liberal Democrats’ manifesto is their pledge to stop Brexit […]

In carrying out development works, there are a number of procurement methods you can use to assemble the professional team and contracts necessary to bring a development from conception, through design and construction and ultimately to completion. Many of you will be familiar with the concept of design and build procurement as one such method […]

In the recent decision of Mustard v Flower & Others [2019] EWHC 2623 (QB), the Court decided that covert recordings made by the claimant at some of the medico-legal examinations conducted by the defendant’s medical experts, were admissible in evidence. This is an important decision. A potential consequence is that it may lead to covert […]

This is the second article in our series about owning or purchasing land that includes or adjoins a river or other watercourse. It summarises how a watercourse can affect the legal boundaries of your property, and questions you should ask if buying or developing land near to or containing a watercourse. How does a watercourse […]

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