Alton Tower’s Owner Fined £5 Million Following Smiler Crash

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The owner of Alton Towers has been fined £5 million following the crash of the Smiler roller-coaster in June 2015, which left five people seriously injured. [Read More...]

The Boardroom and Shop Floor Divide

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Earlier this week, Michael Ashley, owner of Sport’s Direct, confessed on BBC Breakfast that he had a lack of intimate knowledge regarding the running of his business warehouse. Mr Ashley said, "You would be surprised how little I knew about what was going on and that's really where the failing was. [Read More...]

Health & Safety Sentencing Roundup

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The new Health & Safety Sentencing Guidelines have now been in place for six months. In this article, we examine some of the fines that have been levied since the new guidelines were released. [Read More...]

CDM Regulations – One Year On

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Challenges which have emerged following the implementation of the CDM Regulations 2015. [Read More...]

A Guide to Expert Witnesses In Construction Disputes

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Is an expert witness always required? And if they are, what are their duties, both to the court and the party relying on the evidence they provide? [Read More...]

Limiting and Excluding Liability in Construction Contracts

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The financial consequences for contractors, sub-contractors and consultants who are sued for breaching the terms of a construction contract can be ruinous. It is understandable, and some would say sensible, for parties to try and limit or exclude their liability. [Read More...]

Procurement and Brexit – What are the Implications?

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With June 23rd fast approaching, are we about to turn back the clock and return to a time of fairly unregulated procurement policies if Britain chose to exit the EU? Or, as appears to be the case in most regulations in the case of a Brexit, is nothing much likely to change procurement wise if Britain wants to continue having free access to the EU market? [Read More...]

How Could a Brexit Affect the Construction Industry?

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A referendum on whether Britain should remain in the European Union is to be held on Thursday, 23rd June 2016. Britain leaving the EU (popularly known as a ‘Brexit’) could have profound consequences on all UK industries and construction is no exception. [Read More...]

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