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On 4 December 2014 the Law Commission published its final report setting out its recommendations to reform the law concerning rights to light.
New CDM rules come into force on 6 April 2015 and will have a major impact on consultant appointments, building contracts and the network of agreements behind consutruction documentation.
One way of seeking to manage cashflow in the construction supply chain is to use the right of set-off, and including a contractual set-off clause can provide significant benefits.
Shoosmiths has advised real-estate investment trust McKay Securities on the acquisition of a £8.75m mixed-use leisure scheme in Woking.
Shoosmiths has advised client Citygrove Securities and subsidiary Albemarle Developments on the major redevelopment in Telford’s town centre.
Shoosmiths has worked with longstanding client Chord Investments to complete work on the sale, lease-back and refinancing of St Paul’s Place.
Shoosmiths is boosting its north-west real-estate team by bringing two new senior associates as well as a solicitor into its Manchester office.
We’re now almost two years on from when Fees for Intervention (FFI) was introduced by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
A developer can commit the offence of ‘knowingly permitting’ the deposit of waste by its contractor, despite having no knowledge that the deposit was in breach of an environmental permit.
Paul Scott looks at how the courts have treated the doctrine of ‘good faith’ in recent cases and how the current state of the law might be relevant to construction contracts.
The Department for Communities and Local Government has published amendments to Part L of Schedule 1 to the Building Regulations 2010.
Is a contractor obliged to charge an objectively reasonable rate or price where no rate or price is specified in a building contract?
The Court of Appeal has held that the owner of a building plot should be granted an implied easement by common intention to lay mains utilities in the seller’s adjoining land.
Shoosmiths has hosted a drinks reception organised by Colmore Business District (CBD) to mark the grand opening of the newly renovated Colmore Square in Birmingham.
Where the conditions are satisfied, the house builder can sell housing developments to RSLs that have progressed beyond the golden brick stage.
The HSE launched a 10-week consultation exercise on proposals to replace the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 on 31 March 2014.
The Advance Payments Code provides a protection mechanism for local highway authorities to ensure they are not unexpectedly required to meet the costs of new roads.
The recent Supreme Court case of Coventry and others v Lawrence and another should be welcomed by developers.
Further changes made to the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 present opportunities for developers, but also add new complexities.
Finding solutions to flooding is a matter of high importance for the government, driving changes in the law relating to foul and surface water drainage.