After 12 years of NEC3 and its approach to proactive project and risk management, NEC releases NEC4 on 22 June 2017. NEC has described this as an evolution but not a revolution
Most professionals will have found themselves, at some stage in their career, giving free advice to a friend as a favour.
Clarkslegal takes a look at modern slavery in the construction industry and outlines some actions employers should take to protect their workforce and their reputation
With emotions running high on both sides, an increase in racial abuse and hate crime has been reported since the UK voted to leave the EU. A recent report called “Race at Work” by Business in the Community revealed the presence of racial harassment and bullying remained present in numerous organisations.
The Supreme Court recently considered whether commercial premises undergoing substantial redevelopment works had to be valued on the day of valuation for business rates as if they were still a useable office.
Property guardianship schemes have become a popular way for landlords to protect their empty properties from squatters and vandalism. For the property guardians, the schemes typically offer plentiful living space at low cost in otherwise expensive cities.
Many key players in the global hospitality industry have fallen victim to cyber attacks over recent years, including the Hilton, the Trump Hotels and the Mandarin Oriental.
The importance of giving accurate and full information in replies to enquiries has been underline by a recent case in which a tenant successfully counterclaimed against its landlord for the cost of remedial works for asbestos removal and associated costs of temporary accommodation.
Nestlé’s 10-year efforts to achieve EU trade mark registration for the three-dimensional shape of its famous four-finger KitKat chocolate bar had a further setback in December last year with an adverse ruling from the EU General Court. In the UK, the current state of play is no better, with the High Court having ruled in January last year against UK trade mark protection for the shape