Christopher Parrott

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Act now to influence changing asbestos regulations

Marks & Spencer and its contractors had unwelcome press recently when convicted and fined more than £1.15m for putting members of the public, staff and construction workers at risk of exposure to asbestos. The risks arose as a result of the removal of asbestos-containing materials from two stores during refurbishment works. Any owner or occupier … Continue Reading

The UK’s Construction Act gets a face-lift

Changes to construction legislation coming into force on 1 October 2011 (1 November 2011 in Scotland) will incorporate revisions to the fair payment and adjudication provisions required to be included in construction contracts. Unless developers are careful about updating their construction contracts, they may unwittingly find that the provisions they believe to be agreed are … Continue Reading