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27 October 2022 | Webinars | Article by Iwan Jenkins

Webinar Replay: Construction Law Update | 27 October 2022

Taking you through three concentrated,15-minute discussions on current construction issues, designed to fuel thought leadership. View the key topics that we discuss in our webinar below:

The Building Safety Act 2022

The Building Safety Act 2022 (the Act) represents a radical change in the design, construction, and management of so-called ‘higher risk’ buildings. It enacts the recommendations of the UK Government’s review into the Grenfell Tower tragedy of 2017. The Act received Royal Assent in April this year and is expected to be in force within stages, over an 18-month period in both England and Wales. Iwan Jenkins will give an overview of the legislation focusing on key aspects in a construction context. It really should not be missed.

The implications of collateral warranties being considered “construction contracts” under the Construction Act.

For years it has been unclear as to whether a collateral warranty is a “construction contract” within the meaning of s.104(1) of the Housing Grants, Construction & Regeneration Act 1996. Tom MacSwayne will look at the recent decision in Abbey Healthcare (Mill Hill) Limited v Simply Construct (UK) LLP [2022] and the implications this may have on the construction sector.

The cladding crisis: who pays?

Matthew Stevens will review the recent case of Martlet Homes Limited v Mulalley & Co Limited [2022] where the Court awarded a housing association substantial damages in a claim relating to defective cladding.

Author bio

Iwan Jenkins


Iwan advises on non-contentious construction matters and has prepared and negotiated documentation on a wide variety of projects. He has advised on building contracts, appointments, development agreements, construction security documentation and all associated documentation.

Iwan has advised public sector clients in social housing, education, local and national government as well as contractors, consultants, sub-contractors, developers and funders in the private sector.

Iwan has a particular interest and expertise in framework agreements and collaborative construction contracts.

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