Panel Discussion: Building Safety Regulatory Reform
Panel Discussion: Building Safety Regulatory Reform

Panel Discussion: Building Safety Regulatory Reform

The panel, consisting of legal and architectural experts, will share their thoughts on the proposals which, if implemented, will constitute the biggest shake-up to the regulatory regime since the introduction of The Building Act 1984 and will affect all stages of a building’s life-cycle, from procurement to design to construction and into and throughout occupation.

On 6 June 2019 the Government published its consultation (which runs until Wednesday 31 July 2019) on its proposals for fundamental reform of the regulatory system.
The proposals build on the recommendations of Dame Judith Hackitt following her Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety.
The Government clearly accepts that the existing regulatory framework is, in Dame Hackitt’s words, “not fit for purpose” and the proposals affect every aspect of building design, construction and occupation.

Topic Covered:

  • The scope of the new regime;
  • Dutyholders who are accountable and have defined responsibilities throughout a building’s design, construction and occupation;
  • Providing residents with greater involvement in a building’s safety through the provision of building safety information, resident engagement and a stronger voice to raise concerns;
  • A new building safety regulator that will provide oversight of the new building safety regulatory regime ensuring compliance through enforcement;
  • Enhanced enforcement and sanctions to deter non-compliance with the new regime.

Who should attend:

All of those within procurement, asset management and development roles who are responsible for the procurement, design, construction, maintenance (including those who are responsible for compliance with The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005) and refurbishment or remediation of buildings.


Mark London, Partner and Head of Construction & Engineering, Devonshires
Conor Rodgers, Solicitor, Construction & Engineering, Devonshires
Siân Mirchandani QC, Barrister, 4 New Square Chambers
Hugh Saunders, Barrister, 4 New Square Chambers
Andrew Mellor, Partner, PRP Architects

If you have any questions or for more information, please contact or call us on 020 7880 4440

You may also be interested in reading our recent article ‘How Proposals for Building Safety Regulatory Reform Could Affect You’.

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