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After the initial confusion following the announcement of a nationwide “lock-down”, the Cabinet Office has confirmed that (for the time being) construction projects may continue, subject to sites being able to comply with Public Health England’s advice.
With COVID-19 continuing to cause colossal economic uncertainty, UK regulators have introduced measures and issued guidance to ensure that companies fully consider the potential impact of COVID-19 on their business.
These are unprecedented times for the construction industry. With the UK entering its first day of lockdown, we are in the midst of the most stringent social control measures that modern society has ever seen.
As the pandemic now known as COVID-19 takes hold, governments have reacted in a number of ways to try to stem the spread of the disease. This has included a degree of quarantine, closure of ports and borders and isolation of individuals thought to be either infected or at risk of infection.
These are extraordinary times. Boris Johnson called it the ‘worst public crisis for a generation’. What we are witnessing is how local trading can lead to world chaos, with supply chains failing, billions being wiped off the stock markets and companies collapsing.
Case review 16/03/2020
In December 2019, we reviewed the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal judgments delivered since August 2019 and queried whether we are seeing and will continue to see a change in the SDT prosecution profile.
Case review 13/03/2020
In Lee Victor Addlesee and others v Dentons Europe LLP [03.03.20], the court has delivered a helpful guidance on how the “iniquity exception” or “crime-fraud exception” applies to communications between lawyers and clients that would otherwise be privileged.
Case review 12/03/2020
The Court of Appeal has confirmed that hybrid payment notices are valid under the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996.
Investigations analyst Caroline Caine talks us through one of her (un)typical days at Kennedys.
The Court of Appeal (CoA) has very recently handed down its decision in R (Friends of the Earth) v Secretary of State for Transport and others [27.02.20] halting plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport.