More ‘reward’ for outsource giants in wake of Carillion demise

The bosses of Mitie and Serco will appear in front of Parliament’s Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee this week as the Government gathers evidence in an attempt to avoid another high profile collapse of a business providing core services to...

New data rules have generated a 23pc year-on-year growth in demand for lawyers

The impending implementation date, 25th May 2018, for the General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR, has seen the number of jobs available for lawyers in the UK increase by nearly a quarter in the first few months of this year. The new GDPR is intended to give people...

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...

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...

New Duty To Report Regulation is updated and will come into force from April 2017

An updated set of draft regulations that specifically requires large companies in the UK to disclose their payment practices has been recently published and the legislative measures are intended to come into force as from April this year. The new ‘Duty to...