How Recovering Disaster-Related Damages Can Help Insolvent Companies and Creditors

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Recovering damages following a calamity provides an opportunity, not just for administrators to obtain more funds to be distributed to creditors, but for the company itself to acquire enough capital to have a chance of trading its way out of receivership. [Read More...]

Latest Developments in Fire-Proofing Tall Buildings

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Construction techniques to contain fires and limit damage allied to new trends such as the resurgence in the demand for wooden structures have flipped traditional thinking of how to build fire-safe buildings on its head. [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...]

Fire, Fire Burning Bright...Who Will Be Liable If You Damage Our Site?

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If you are an insurer or an insured party of property that has been damaged by fire, which you believe was caused by negligence, then you may have a right to claim damages from the party or parties that were responsible for the cause and/or spread of the fire. [Read More...]

An Update On The Fracking Debate

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The Infrastructure Act 2015 receiving its royal assent in February this year and the issue of fracking is as contentious as ever. The Act opened up the door for shale gas exploration, allowing fracking operators to explore for petroleum or deep geothermal energy at levels below 300 metres without having to gain the consent of the landowner. [Read More...]

Cut-Out Fuse Fires

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Fires caused by cut out fuses have always proved to be contentious when it comes to making a case for negligence. The reason? Firstly, it has always been difficult to establish that a cut-out fuse caused the fire in question, and secondly, even if it can be established that a distributer has a duty of care, how far can the scope of the duty extend? Is it reasonable to require electricity distributers’ to bear the cost of regular inspections and maintenance of all their domestic cut-out assemblies, especially if the link between a cut-out fuse and a fire is difficult to establish? [Read More...]

Contribution Claims – Time Limits

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Timescale for bringing claim under The Civil Liability (Contribution) Act 1978 Act. Contribution claims - act prompt or risk the claim being statute barred. Implications of judgment in The Chief Constable of Hampshire Constabulary (HC) -v- Southampton City Council (SCC) [2014]. When does time start to run under The Civil Liability (Contribution) Act 1978. [Read More...]

Fire Claims - Can a Customer Rely on Manufacturers’ Representations Regarding Their Products?

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If a consumer purchases a product which fails to do what the manufacturer states that it will, are the manufacturers of the product liable for losses suffered by the buyer if that product is found to be defective? Can a manufacturer’s representations be blindly followed, even after it becomes clear that they are false? Thermolevel probe failure - £20 million fire damage claim.Can a Customer Rely on a Manufacturer’s Product Claims? Thermolevel failure causes fire. [Read More...]

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