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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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Is the end nigh for Waking Watch?
In this article, we consider the current position regarding the recoverability of waking watch costs following the decision in Martlet Homes Limited -v- Mulalley and Co Limited, and how it may be affected in light of the updated SEG.
Directors’ Liability under the Building Safety Act 2022
The Building Safety Act 2022 (“BSA”) introduces a raft of new responsibilities for building owners.
Building Safety Act and the extension to limitation periods
The Government’s response to the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy and the recommendations of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety conducted by Dame Hackitt has led to myriad changes in legislation affecting the construction industry.
Martlet Homes v Mulalley: The Court Rules on Cladding
Our latest briefing considers the High Court judgment in Martlet Homes Limited v Mulalley & Co Ltd [2022] EWHC 1813 (TCC).
The Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022
The seemingly relentless introduction of new legislation and regulation continues with the Fire Safety (England) Regulations (“FSR”) which come into force in January 2023.
The Building Safety Act
The Building Safety Act 2022 was introduced to Parliament in July 2021 and received Royal Assent on 28 April 2022. The Act introduces a regime for ensuring the safety of buildings, in particular “higher-risk buildings” (as defined within the Act).
The Building Safety Bill: the Amendments
Further amendments have now been proposed by the Government to the Building Safety Bill.
Analysing the Government’s latest plans to tackle the fire safety and building safety crisis – are Michael Gove MP’s proposals fit for purpose and what are the wider issues to consider?
On Monday (10 January 2022) Michael Gove, the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, announced the Government’s latest strategy to address the building safety crisis.
Heat and Buildings Strategy 2021: Do the Government’s plans go far enough?
The eagerly anticipated Heat and Buildings Strategy 2021 has now, finally, been published (on 19 October 2021).
The Building Safety Bill
In our new article, we provide an overview of the new Building Safety Bill, highlighting some of the more important changes over the previous version. 
Expert Statement on Building Safety: Medium and lower-rise buildings
On 21 July 2021 the Government announced a further, significant, development in its ongoing attempts to support leaseholders in medium to lower-rise buildings (under 18m) who have faced difficulty in selling, anxiety at the potential cost of remediation and concern at the safety of their homes.
Important Changes following the introduction of The Fire Safety Act
The Fire Safety Act received Royal Assent on 29 April 2021 and will shortly be on the statute books.