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19 Mar 2021 Architects prepared to take legal action against developers to recover outstanding fees

Architects are increasingly prepared to take legal action against developers in a bid to recover unpaid fees for work they have completed on projects, says Boodle Hatfield, the leading private wealth law firm. Coronavirus disruption has left many architects out of pocket, leading them to take decisive action to recover fees.

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18 Mar 2021 The use of drones in construction projects

There is a perpetual myth the construction industry trails other industries in the drive for modernisation.  Whilst this may be true in labour and recruitment practices, it is not a universal truth.

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15 Mar 2021 How can drones be used when purchasing a property?

It is worth considering firstly how drones are presently being used in the property sector, which in recent years has become widespread. A number of organisations have been successfully using drones for many years to conduct external inspections of property.

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12 Mar 2021 How Will Drone Corridors Revolutionise Industrial Estates?

A revolution is happening and it could make previously unviable locations suddenly very attractive to manufacturers.

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08 Mar 2021 International Women’s Day 2021

Boodle Hatfield is delighted to celebrate International Women’s Day. As a firm, we are fully committed to maintaining a working environment in which all people can excel and have a philosophy of an inclusive and supportive culture to enable this.


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12 Feb 2021 The Future Built Environment – What will our future cities look like and what issues do we need to consider now?

The pandemic has been a particularly testing time for most business, but the one sector that has thrived in these difficult times is the technology sector. It is not just the Amazons and Telsas’ of this world but the nascent unmanned aircraft system (UAS) (or drones) which have been soaring.

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20 Nov 2020 DIY construction management: acceptable to funders?

Developers who wish to avoid paying main contractor’s overheads and profit frequently manage their own development projects…

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17 Aug 2020 Cash advances could give contractors a much-needed lifeline

Developers and other construction project sponsors are demanding increased oversight over how contractors are passing money down.

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11 Aug 2020 Building Safety Bill

The draft Building Safety Bill (the “Bill”) published last month makes significant amendments to the Building Act 1984 and overhauls the building control regime.

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24 Mar 2020 COVID-19: Force Majeure under the JCT Design & Build 2016

The disruption caused by the coronavirus has accelerated over the past few days and the future impact of the outbreak remains uncertain.

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