Rosie Gollan, an Edinburgh-based solicitor at law firm Womble Bond Dickinson, looks at the Building Safety Bill and its implications in Scotland. Following the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017, the UK Government has been reviewing and taking steps to reform our building and fire safety regimes.
Womble Bond Dickinson partner Simon Lewis on the continuing discussion around building safety, and particularly the replacement of combustible cladding. The UK Government’s February 2021 announcement on support measures for affected buildings came against a backdrop of increasing pressure to i
Womble Bond Dickinson managing associate, Lisa Dromgoole, on steps construction firms can take to mitigate materials shortages in light of Brexit. The UK construction industry manufactures and uses an incredible amount of materials each year, producing around 2bn bricks, over 70 million sq m of
Against a backdrop of continued uncertainty due to the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic, and as the UK continues its journey as the first ever nation to exit the European Union, collaboration will continue to be key as the construction industry prepares itself for months of delay and disru
As the phased return to construction work progresses, Jon Cooper and Ashley Borthwick explain how the general tone around workplace safety compliance has changed. The construction industry has been hit hard by COVID-19, with large numbers of sites shutting and many workers being furloughed – b
Construction lawyer Lisa Dromgoole considers the parallels between Hearts and Partick Thistle’s ongoing legal battle with the SPFL and alternative dispute resolution in the building sector. It's not often that a construction lawyer has cause to consider the world of football, or not this const
Simon Lewis, Vicky McCombe and Sarah Wales take a look at the latest case in the ongoing share of disputes on the subject of energy from waste (EfW) plant construction contracts. Energy from waste plants have been the subject of their fair share of disputes, one of the most recent being in relation
Now is the time to consider the role of Modern Methods of Construction in the future of the construction sector, says partner Ian Atkinson and solicitor Ryan Lavers at law firm Womble Bond Dickinson. The construction sector is fundamentally important to the UK economy. Often cited as the barome
Womble Bond Dickinson partner Ian Atkinson and managing associate Michelle Essen outline key points for employers and contractors to consider given the outbreak of coronavirus disease COVID-19. The construction industry has had a particularly difficult few years, with uncertainty around Brexit, high
Andrij Jurkiw and Hannah Cane, partners at law firm Womble Bond Dickinson, discuss the latest campaign by the Competition and Markets Authority which shines a light on the illegal business practices of price-fixing, bid rigging and market sharing.
Womble Bond Dickinson's partner Jeremy Smith, managing associate Michelle Essen and practice development lawyer Karen Plumbley-Jones highlight further changes to the off-payroll working rules (IR35). Changes to the off-payroll working rules - which will impact on the construction industry by placing
Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) lawyers Michelle Essen and Lisa Dromgoole outline what the election manifestos have in store for the VAT Reverse Charge, the Apprenticeship Levy and Skills Shortage, and Modern Methods of Construction. The political parties have published their manifestos
In the past five years, insolvency rates in the construction industry have increased more quickly than in other industries across the UK. Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) lawyers Simon Lewis and Philippa Jones consider the common causes of construction insolvency and how to protect your position if insol
Lawyers Sarah Wales, Fiona Graham and Curtis Fox explore how the construction sector can promote inclusivity of the LGBTQ+ community. It is 50 years since the riots at the Stonewall Inn in New York sparked the international Pride movement, 50 years since people stood up and said enough is enough to