Winter 2020: Gately Construction Case Update

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The latest Construction Case update from Gateley Vinden offers an in-depth look at the issues surrounding cladding remediation, the draft Fire Safety Bill and the draft Building Safety Bill

Gateley Vinden takes a look at the government’s response to the Select Committee Report on the progress of cladding remediation following the Grenfell Tower tragedy, offering some final thoughts on the landscape for remediation work.

Construction litigation is often fraught with challenges and never more so in the current cladding context where the government is doing its best to push a square peg into a round hole. The company details a few of the issues arising with cladding remediation claims and how its experienced team can help.

Elsewhere, partners Ruth Armstrong, Andrew Johnson and senior associate Mark Lennon offer an overview of the draft Fire Safety Bill, taking a look at the current Position Pre-Fire safety Bill, the proposals in the new Fire Safety Bill and the concerns that are being raised.

Building Safety Bill

In July 2020 the government published the draft Building Safety Bill with the lofty aim of comprehensively transforming building safety standards in the wake of the Grenfell tragedy to “Put in place new and enhanced regulatory regimes for building safety and construction products, and ensure residents have a stronger voice in the system.”

The team at Gateley Vinden explores the role of the building safety regulator and the other new committees/bodies that will support the regulator’s work.

They also detail the key changes introduced by the Building Safety Bill and how these will impact the leaseholders and developers.

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