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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.
Shoosmiths has advised on the acqusition of Anglia Retirement Homes, which was acquired by Ravelstone Care Homes.
It is important to understand the difference between assignment and novation when engaging in construction and engineering projects.
'Proceed with due diligence': what does it mean in construction contracts and development agreements?
The Technology and Construction Court examined this issue in a recent case and found that the contractor was in breach of the obligation.
Shoosmiths has been selected by Centro to advise on the development of the company’s Midland Metro Future Routes scheme.
Partners from Shoosmiths were among the guests invited to the opening of the UK’s largest biorefinery.
Some local authorities may have been concerned by the decision of Mrs Justice Slade in AC v Devon County Council.
A recent month-long HSE initiative found that almost one in five construction sites visited failed safety checks.
Shoosmiths has advised Hitachi Rail Europe on real estate, planning and construction matters related to an £82m train assembly plant.
The Information Commissioner’s handling of the blacklisting of construction workers scandal is under scrutiny in Parliament.