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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.
The Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) has given judgment on two appeal cases brought by companies contesting the level of fines each received.
ACH Shoosmiths has been appointed to the legal services panel of Dumfries & Galloway Housing Partnership.
Failing to proceed with due diligence: can this constitute a repudiatory breach of a building contract?
The Technology and Construction Court examined this issue in two cases and found in each case that it was not a repudiatory breach on the facts of the case.
The Technology and Construction Court has found that a letter could constitute a valid notice notifying a breach even if it did not expressly refer to the relevant contractual provisions.
The government has acted on its plan to revoke site waste management plans in England, with effect from the 1 December 2013.
Anglia Retirement Homes has been acquired by Ravelstone Care Homes. Specialists from Shoosmiths provided advice on the property elements of the deal.