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Latest articles from Michael Conroy

  • Development Leases - the role of the Client in terms of the CDM Regulations

    Development Leases - the role of the Client in terms of the CDM Regulations

    The poor health and safety record of the UK construction industry has long been an issue for government. The latest attempt to regulate the industry is the Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015 (the Regulations) which identify and impose responsibilities and duties on the various parties involved in the delivery of projects. Here we examine how the Regulations deal with the situation where there is more than one party that can be regarded as 'the Client' for the purposes of the Regulations.

  • Construction law update - reform of Third Party Rights in Scotland

    Construction law update - reform of Third Party Rights in Scotland

    Scots law recognises the principle of third party rights in contracts whereby a non-contracting party can have rights to enforce contracts entered into by others - particularly relevant for construction contracts. New legislation will shortly be enacted to provide a modern clear statement of the law which will bring Scotland into line with England and Wales - a much needed reform in an area where the law was no longer adequate for modern requirements.