Monthly Archives: December 2019

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Fines escalate for health & safety violations

All Construction News Chris Newton, a partner in law firm Keoghs’ crime and regulatory practice, reviews the impact of the new sentencing guidelines on the construction industry Figures from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) show that fines for health and safety offences have increased by almost 450% since the introduction in February 2016 of new sentencing […]


Legal expert fires warning over modular housing contracts

Modular homes, advocated by many as a quick and affordable solution to the UK’s housing shortage, come with inherent legal problems, a specialist development lawyer is warning. Above: Zoe Stollard is a partner in Clarke Willmott’s construction team Purchasers of this kit housing run the risk of buying units containing ‘unidentified defects’, according to Zoe […]