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28 April 2021 0 Comments Posted in Construction, Opinion

Does a Sub-Contractor’s Design Consultant Owe a Duty of Care to the Main Contractor?

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The Technology and Construction Court decided in a recent case that a consultant engaged by a subcontractor to perform design checks did not owe a duty of care to the main contractor.

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3 March 2021 1 Comment Posted in Construction

Spring Budget 2021: What it means for construction, infrastructure and energy

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In what may be the most significant budget of modern times, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, set out the Government’s aims to “build our future economy”, by way of protecting, creating and supporting jobs.

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High Court rules that Brexit cannot frustrate commercial leases

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Commercial landlord

Commercial landlords have received some welcome certainty with regards to Brexit. The High Court has ruled that tenants will not be able to use Brexit as an excuse to break their lease.

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15 February 2019 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Private Client

Personal insolvencies the highest since 2011. Are we heading for another recession?

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People are now spending more each week than they did before the financial crisis. The latest Family Spending Survey carried out by the Office for National Statistics shows that household spending in the UK has reached its highest level for thirteen years.

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12 February 2019 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, News

Royds Withy King successfully rescind a client’s winding up order

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Open liquidation

Royds Withy King recently succeeded in rescinding a Winding Up Order made against a London based construction company by H M Revenue & Customs and the Official Receiver. The rescission allowed the company to continue its business and avoid liquidation.

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26 October 2018 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Technology & media

Google’s social media platform has shut down due to a ‘minor’ data breach.

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On 8 October, Google announced that it would be shutting down the consumer arm of its social media platform, Google+, for good.

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