Top legal stories
Lambeth Borough Council has been forced to rerun a consultation on the decision to demolish one of its housing estates after the High Court ruled the local authority acted unlawfully.
LGBT right charity Stonewall is organising a conference to raise awareness of homophobia and transphobia in the construction industry following an investigation involving Construction News into the experiences of LGBT employees.
Balfour Beatty has been fined a total of £280,000 after a worker was electrocuted while working on the upgrade of a data centre in Middlesex.
The CITB has suspended applications from firms seeking to become qualified CSCS testing centres in the wake of a BBC exposé.
Geoffrey Osborne is facing a £10m claim over a fire that destroyed part of a Sussex care home.
A recent Supreme Court decision on penalty clauses could have a big impact on construction contracts.
‘All risk’ insurance clauses contained in JCT contracts are often not well understood – so what do employers and consultants need to know?
A high-profile Supreme Court decision on a disputed £85 parking charge has led to a big change to the law on liquidated changes, which could have a major bearing on construction contracts.
A recent case provides a useful reminder to contractors about the importance of disclosing relevant material information to insurers.
David Cameron’s conference speech last month trumpeted his aim of creating a “Generation Buy”. But the government’s proposed reforms may not have the desired effect.
A court battle between Scottish Power UK and BP Exploration Operating Co over the supply of gas could have lessons for contractors.
The current government seems committed to devolution – but how much power will devolved authorities have over planning and will it really give power to the people?
Permitted development rights for office-to-residential schemes are to be made permanent. But with a lack of policy detail, what effect might it have?
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The government has launched a campaign to clamp down on illegal working in the construction industry.
Blacklisted construction workers have “celebrated a major breakthrough” after being given ‘core participant’ status in the Pitchford Inquiry into undercover policing.
Sir Robert McAlpine is facing a £19.2m court battle over alleged construction defects on a key worker housing development built as part of the high-profile Emirates Stadium redevelopment in north London.
The director of a Suffolk building company has pleaded not guilty to 21 fraud charges, relating to contracts worth nearly £1m.
John Sisk & Son has reached an out of court settlement with Shangri-La on their dispute over delays to the chain’s five-star hotel in the Shard.