The following Construction practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. This document contains guidance on subjects impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see Practice Note: What does IP completion day mean for Construction?
This Practice Note sets out key developments in relation to fire safety following the Grenfell Tower fire on 14 June 2017. Among other things, it looks at:
the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety (the ‘Hackitt review’)
the ban on the use of combustible cladding on high-rise residential (and certain other) buildings—introduced by way of amendments to the Building Regulations 2010, SI 2010/2214 (the Building Regulations)
restrictions on the use of assessments in lieu of testing (also known as ‘desktop studies’)
the government’s ‘Building a Safer Future’ implementation plan
the Grenfell Tower Inquiry
Several of the developments fall under the government’s Building Safety Programme. The programme was set up shortly after the Grenfell Tower fire, with the aim of ensuring the safety of those living in high-rise residential buildings. Note that fire safety policy is devolved to Scotland, Wales and
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This Practice Note considers the law governing the procedural law of arbitration proceedings (the curial law or lex arbitri) and how it is determined under the law of England and Wales (England and English are used as convenient shorthand).The procedural law of the arbitral proceedingsThe procedural
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The primary function of office-holders in personal and corporate insolvency is to collect in the assets belonging to a company or individual and to distribute these to the company's or individual's creditors. Office-holders have various duties and powers in order to ensure that they do this. For
For guidance on the basic features of the doctrine of estoppel and the different classifications it has been subject to, see Practice Note: Estoppel—what, when and how to plead and related content.Promissory estoppel—what is it?Where A has, by words or conduct, made to B a clear and unequivocal
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