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From thought leadership pieces to basic training resources, our lawyers regularly produce leaflets, briefings, newsletters and brochures. Our aim is to help keep our clients ahead of the curve.

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Update: Non-ACM Building Safety Fund – what should RPs next steps be?
The Government has issued its prospectus for the promised £1billion fund to remediate non-ACM cladding. RPs will need to decide before 31 July whether they (or, where applicable, a group entity) should register for the Fund.
Update: Building Safety Fund
In March 2020, the Government announced that it would be launching a new £1bn Building Safety Fund (“the Fund”) to provide funding to both public and private sector building owners for the remediation of external wall systems containing dangerous non-aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding in buildings over 18m.
Update: Building Safety Fund
In March 2020, the Government announced that it would be launching a new £1bn Building Safety Fund to provide funding to both public and private sector building owners for the remediation of external wall systems containing dangerous non-aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding in buildings over 18m.
Government response to the ‘Building a Safer Future’ consultation
Last week the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government released a response to the ‘Building a Safer Future’ consultation that began in June 2019.
The effects of Covid-19 on essential safety works
Following the restrictions introduced on 23 March 2020, the Government indicated that essential building works should continue. But what does this mean for contractors and how can this be done subject to public health guidance, in particular social distancing?
Should construction sites be closed?
Should construction sites be closed? This question is challenging employers, contractors and sub-contractors up and down the country.
Procurement Policy Note for contract performance affected by COVID-19
The Cabinet Office has published a Procurement Policy Note (PPN) regarding the relief and support that should be given to suppliers under public contracts where contract performance is affected by COVID-19.  
Latest Government advice regarding COVID-19 and what it means for live construction sites
Some employers, at this time, may consider it necessary to intervene and issue an instruction to suspend or postpone the work on site.
Is Covid-19 a force majeure event under your contracts?
At this time we understand that many of our clients may have serious concerns regarding contracting parties seeking to avoid contractual obligations.
The Impact of Covid-19 on your Live Construction Projects
We must be prepared for the possibility that the UK government may go further and issue an order on the grounds of public safety which would prevent people from physically attending work completely.
Latest MHCLG Advice for Owners of Multi-Storey and Multi-Occupied Residential Buildings
In our new publication, we discuss the latest MHCLG Advice for Owners of Multi-Storey and Multi-Occupied Residential Buildings, and the impact it will have.
EWS1: External Wall Fire Review and what it means for Tall Building owners
In this article we consider the RICS form EWS1: External Wall Fire Review (“EWS1”) and what it means for Tall Building owners.