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Construction weekly highlights—30 June 2022

Published on: 30 June 2022
Published by: LexisNexis
  • Construction weekly highlights—30 June 2022
  • In this issue:
  • Building Safety
  • Building Safety Act 2022—new and extended rights of action
  • Leaseholder costs protections as Building Safety Act 2022 comes into force
  • Construction Products (Amendment) Regulations 2022
  • Witness statements
  • Indemnity Costs for Disproportionate Application to Strike Out Witness Evidence (Curtiss and others v Zurich Insurance plc)
  • Insurance
  • RIBA launches PII review to tackle worsening crisis
  • More...

Article summary

This week's edition of Construction weekly highlights includes a summary of the sections of the Building Safety Act 2022 which came into force as at 28 June 2022, an announcement by Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) on new legal protection for qualifying leaseholders from extortionate building safety costs related to the Building Safety Act 2022, the issue of the Construction Products (Amendment) Regulations 2022, a case the in which the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) gave a warning to practitioners who seek to make inappropriate applications to strike out witness evidence prepared for a trial, pursuant to CPR PD 57AC, on the basis of non-compliance (Curtiss and others v Zurich Insurance Plc and another company), the launch of the Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) comprehensive review of Professional Risk and Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) market conditions, reaction from the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) to the Climate Change Committee’s 2022 progress report and a report from Build UK and Wedlake Bell aimed at helping manage rising inflationary pressures in the construction industry. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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