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July 2021

June 2021

  • 21

    Playing The Game, With Public Sector Construction

    Along with a new post-Brexit contract tendering regime on the table for how the public sector goes about procuring building works (an estimate of £37BN to be spent on public works during 2021), the Government wants to ensure that construction is delivered better, faster and greener.

  • 08

    Covid-19 Takes A Heavy Toll On Builders

    With reports in the past week that almost 100,000 small construction businesses are now facing financial difficulties, this is an issue for employers, building supply chains as well as contractors. So, what is happening and what are the options to minimise the risk?

  • 01

    The Price Is Right? Builders Push Up Inflation Risks

    Brexit, COVID-19, Suez Canal blockages have all contributed to double digit price rises for building materials resulting in shortages and putting pressure on construction contract pricing.  

April 2021

  • 30

    Ongoing Result Of Grenfell

    The Grenfell Tower tragedy of 2017 continues to be the subject of much debate, alongside all else the country has had to contend with over this incredible past year.

  • 13

    Prominent Partner Retires

    A starling leaving a deposit on the then much wider tie of a fledgling lawyer en route to his first job interview was perhaps a good luck sign for Hewitsons partner Tim Richards, who retires in April after a quarter of a century with the firm.

March 2021

  • 01

    Reverse Up On Construction Vat

    Despite pressure from construction trade bodies, as of 1 March 2021 a new VAT reverse charge policy must be used for many forms of building and construction works services supply. The changes apply to individuals or businesses who are VAT registered in the UK and who are registered for the Construction Industry Tax Scheme (CIS).

February 2021

  • 03

    Construction Disputes – Zooming To A Resolution

    In recent weeks my Construction Team colleagues and I have advised clients on the successful mediated resolution of two long running construction disputes. The mediations took place using Zoom.  So how do remote mediations work?

  • 01

    Brexit - All Change In Regard To Public Contracts

    If you are a contractor, construction professional or materials supplier to the public sector, or a client subject to the public procurement rules when it comes to contracting for works, services or supplies, keep a close eye on post Brexit changes to the applicable legal regime.

November 2020