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Total fines now $1.24m in Christmas Eve fatalities after swing stage company and director fined download subscription

Dentons 17-Dec-2014

The total of safety fines paid for the 24 December 2009 swing stage collapse fatalities is now $1.24m (£790,000).

Long-awaited amendments download subscription

Karanovic & Nikolic 16-Dec-2014

On 8 December the Serbian parliament passed the law on Amendments and Supplements to the Law on Planning and Construction. Here are some of the most important innovations…

First guidance on Hong Kong’s new competition law — impact on the construction industry download subscription

Minter Ellison 12-Dec-2014

This article outlines the draft guidelines and briefly looks at issues of specific concern to the construction industry in Hong Kong. 

Insolvency in construction: interim certificates download subscription

Winckworth Sherwood 9-Dec-2014

Under the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996, a party to a construction contract is entitled to payment by instalments.

Draft amendments to Law on Spatial Planning and Construction adopted by government of Republic of Serbia December 2014 download subscription

JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic 5-Dec-2014

Serbia’s Ministry of Construction, Traffic and Infrastructure has put significant effort into drafting amendments of the existing Law on Spatial Planning and Construction.

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Total fines now $1.24m in Christmas Eve fatalities after swing stage company and director fined download subscription

Dentons 17-Dec-2014

The total of safety fines paid for the 24 December 2009 swing stage collapse fatalities is now $1.24m (£790,000).

Staying festive on Facebook this Christmas: social media and employees download subscription

B P Collins 17-Dec-2014

The ‘If it would be illegal to say it on the street, it is illegal to say it online’ test can also be applied to anything posted on social media sites during the office Christmas party.

New milestone for auto-enrolment reforms download subscription

B P Collins 16-Dec-2014

Five million employees now have workplace pensions, thanks to automatic enrolment.

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Energy Briefings

Christmas to come late for those seeking UK renewables CfDs download subscription

Dentons 17-Dec-2014

Two more milestones in the implementation of UK Electricity Market Reform have been passed.

Government announces revised biomethane to grid incentive tariffs weblink subscription

Walker Morris 12-Dec-2014

A three-tiered tariff structure has been announced for the biomethane injection-to-grid tariff.

The Carbon Challenge — what property lenders need to know about energy efficiency schemes download subscription

Dentons 12-Dec-2014

Commercial property is now subject to legislation aimed at reducing carbon emissions. These requirements may raise issues for lenders.

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Health and safety in the construction industry: accidents and exposure to hazardous and carcinogenic materials download subscription

IBB Solicitors 6-Oct-2014

The construction industry, in terms of accidents, is one of the most dangerous places to work.

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The Autumn Statement and shale gas: overcoming resistance? download subscription

Nabarro 4-Dec-2014

After being on his feet for almost 40 minutes, the Chancellor of the Exchequer mentioned something interesting about shale gas.

Government publishes National Infrastructure Plan 2014 download subscription

Nabarro 4-Dec-2014

The government has published its eagerly anticipated National Infrastructure Plan 2014 (NIP).

Improving viability: varying planning obligations download subscription

Nabarro 4-Dec-2014

Improving viability is crucial to delivering many developments.

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Litigation Briefings

Be careful what you tell a credit reference agency download subscription

Gateley 17-Dec-2014

In 1998 Mr Durkin returned a laptop to PC World. Little did he know that this would result, 16 years later, in the Supreme Court issuing a judgement on a financial loss claim.

Obviousness: could the skilled person make it without any inventive step? download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 17-Dec-2014

Birss J rules on product by process claim construction, extension of scope, added matter and obviousness in Hospira v Genentech.

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Company Briefings

Naming a company: what's in a name? download subscription

Kemp Little 17-Dec-2014

If you are thinking of forming a new company, limited liability partnership or business, new regulations coming into force on 31 January 2015 may help when it comes to choosing your company name.

Keyword advertising — a bloomin’ nightmare? download subscription

Gateley 16-Dec-2014

One problem with keyword advertising is that keywords are often similar to trade marks and if you don’t get it right you can be dragged into costly infringement proceedings.

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