New regulator for construction products announced – what does this mean?

The Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick, has announced the establishment of a new national regulator for construction products. This is the next step in the Government’s response to the Hackitt report on the Building Regulations and fire safety following the Grenfell tragedy.

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Who should pay for fire safety building remediation costs?

In December 2020, we reported on the vote by the House of Lords on amendments to the Fire Safety Bill relating to the remediation costs associated with the replacement of the dangerous cladding panels and other fire safety defects. Both the Fire Safety Bill and the Building Safety Bill are anticipated to come into effect early this year.

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Reciprocal enforcement of judgments in Guernsey

Volatile markets and economic downturns typically lead to increases in commercial litigation. Onshore proceedings can commonly involve offshore structures and we anticipate a growth in cases requiring the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments.

Climate Finance – Where do asset managers fit in?

The initial focus following the signing of the Paris Agreement was on the commitments made by governments from around the world to take action to combat climate change. The term climate finance was equated with the financial resources committed by governments for investment in the transition to a climate neutral global economy.

Uber v Aslam: a win for workers

On 19 February 2021, the Supreme Court ruled in favour of workers in the Uber v Aslam case, marking the end of Uber’s landmark employment battle. The decision means that Uber drivers must now be treated as workers rather than as self-employed, entitling them to the employment rights that come alongside that.

British Virgin Islands – Regulatory Update

On 11 February 2021, the British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission published the Financial Services (Prudential and Statistical Returns) (Amendment) Order 2021.

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