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29 January 2015
Two of the main changes significantly impacting the construction industry are the implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and the imminent introduction of the Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations 2015 on 6 April 2015.
22 January 2015
Welcome to the first edition of Liability Brief for 2015.
The resumed appeal in Coventry v Lawrence [2014] will be heard next month by seven judges. The judgment will address whether the recovery of additional liabilities might breach a paying party’s Convention right of access to justice.
22 December 2014
Welcome to the final edition of Liability Brief for 2014.
We dedicate this edition to catastrophic (CAT) injury, following a recent seminar at which Claire Lomas shared with us her inspirational story. Claire spoke about rebuilding her life after being left paraplegic by a horse riding accident.
16 December 2014
Welcome to the final edition of Medical Law Brief for 2014.
Two new laws aimed at improving patient care have brought the year to a close. The Duty of Candour and the Fit and Proper Person’s Test came into force for NHS bodies on 27 November 2014. The Duty of Candour places a legal duty on hospital, community and mental health trusts to inform and apologise to patients if there have been mistakes in their care that have led to significant harm.
4 December 2014
Welcome to our Professions and Financial Lines Brief. For the last 12 months we have published a Professional Indemnity Brief. We have now broadened the scope to include financial institutions, crime and fidelity, Directors’ and Officers’, along with cyber features.

Latest articles

29 January 2015
In January last year the HMRC made a slight amendment to one of its Extra Statutory Concessions which may have far reaching consequences on the level of damages claimed in certain classes of litigation due to a change in the treatment of such awards of damages for tax purposes.
28 January 2015
The Government mandate for the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in government projects by 2016 has led to focused development of BIM within the construction industry. The benefits of BIM has, in turn, led to its use in commercial projects as well, such as the 'Cheesegrater' in London.
28 January 2015
The Government Construction Strategy’s BIM mandate of 2016, and the increasing awareness of the cost and other benefits of Building Information Modelling (BIM), have made it one of the hottest topics in the industry.
28 January 2015
The Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations 2007 are a firmly established part of the construction process, setting out the construction team members’ and employer’s health and safety responsibilities and seeking to minimise the health and safety risks posed by working conditions and the work itself.
22 January 2015
From 6 April 2015, doctors must be registered with MedCo Registration Solutions (MedCo) in order to provide the initial fixed cost medical report in a soft tissue injury claim.