Panel Discussion: The Building Safety Bill and Fire Safety Bill
Friday 16th, April 2021
10:00 - 12:00

Panel Discussion: The Building Safety Bill and Fire Safety Bill

Panel Discussion: The Building Safety Bill and Fire Safety Bill

The panel will share their thoughts on the new Building Safety Bill and Fire Safety Bill, which when implemented will introduce a series of significant obligations and duties in relation to both high-risk buildings alongside all multi-storey multi-occupancy buildings.

The Building Safety Bill

The Building Safety Bill introduces a regime for high-risk buildings which will impose significant new obligations on building owners, contractors and designers that will cover the very conception of the building, right through to its demolition at the end of its life cycle.

The Fire Safety Bill

The Fire Safety Bill will introduce an obligation to carry out a risk assessment of the external wall system in any multi-occupancy multi-storey building in order to assess its safety.

Topics Covered:

  • We will consider the Building Safety Bill through both the design and construction phase, and the occupation phase. We will look at the obligations imposed and will consider how the duty holders will be required to discharge them.
  • We will consider the practical implications of the Fire Safety Bill, the methods of evaluating risk, and the impact external wall risk assessments will have not only for building owners, but also for lenders and valuers.


Mark London, Head of Construction & Engineering, Devonshires

Nick Billingham, Head of Housing, Housing Management and Property Litigation

Yaasica Hamilton-Haye, Solicitor, Devonshires

Andrew Mellor, Partner, PRP Architects

Steve Cooper, Partner, Hollis Global


Related categories



The latest news from Devonshires, sent to you direct.

Join our mailing list and find out what we’re up to and what we think about recent events and future possibilities.

Join our Mailing List