Construction giant now delivering substantial profits.

Construction group Balfour Beatty, one of Britain’s largest construction groups, has reported a surge in profits. Previous reports suggested that the group was close to collapse in 2015 largely due to the underbidding on contracts during the recession and...

More Insolvencies expected to follow Carillion’s demise

The effect of the collapse of Carillion, the Goliath construction company which won the Government’s HS2 Project, and which also managed infrastructure schemes, military contracts, hospitals and schools leaves shockwaves in the construction industry which are yet to...

Stripes Solicitors has been recommended as a Leading Law Firm in the Legal 500 2017 UK results for the North West

We are delighted to announce that we have been recommended as a Leading Law Firm in the North West region in the 2017 edition of the Legal 500. The results released today commend Stripes for our “insight, quality and speed of service” and “keeping clients fully...

Abolition of employment tribunal fees – the Supreme Court rules them unlawful

The government announced the abolition of employment tribunal fees this morning after the Supreme Court ruled them unlawful. Seven justices overturned judgments by the High Court in 2013 and the Court of Appeal in 2015 and unanimously supported an appeal by trade...

RELIEF FROM SANCTIONS: JUSTIFY DELAYS OR LOSE THE OPPORTUNITY TO DEFEND THE CLAIM By Joseph Chiffers

In Redbourne Group Ltd v Fairgate Development Ltd (see here for judgment), the High Court adopted a strict approach against a Defendant who failed to file the defence in time and subsequently applied to set aside the default judgment and for relief from sanctions....

Construction Law: The Perils of Free Advice By Joseph Chiffers

In Lejonvarn (Appellant/Defendant) vs Burgess (Respondent/Claimant), the Court of Appeal upheld the first instance decision and the principle that an architect providing free advice owes a duty in tort to recipients of their advice and may potentially be liable for...