Commercial & Legal

Commercial & Legal

Trade Credit Insurance Guidance during COVID-19

The Construction Leadership Council COVID-19 Task Force has published trade credit insurance guidance to support construction businesses in the construction and maintenance supply chain, including building merchants and suppliers. The guidance aims to provide practical advice and considerations for discussions

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Commercial & Legal

Trade credit insurance guarantee launched

Trade Credit Insurance provides protection for businesses when customers do not pay their debts owed for products or services. But due to COVID-19 and businesses struggling to pay bills, businesses have faced the risk of credit insurance withdrawn, or premiums

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Commercial & Legal

Take extra care when accepting Letters of Intent

Barrister Rudi Klein gives some timely advice on Letters of Intent. What is a Letter of Intent? Letters of Intent (LoI) are in regular use across the industry, and often feature regularly in disputes in the courts. In its simplest

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Commercial & Legal

A quiet payment revolution is taking place in Welsh construction

Last year’s collapse of Welsh-based company Dawnus Construction has hastened progress towards protecting SME payments in Welsh construction.   In December 2017 Mark Drakeford, when Cabinet Minister for Finance, launched a new project bank account policy “to support ethical business practices

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Commercial & Legal

Labour Peer Introduces New Payment Bill To Protect SMEs

In the wake of the lack of effective measures to deal with payment abuse following the Carillion collapse two years ago, Labour peer Lord Mendelsohn will introduce today [Tuesday 21 January 2020] a new payment Bill. Lord Mendelsohn has taken

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Commercial & Legal

2020 Legal Events for Scaffolding Contractors

Following the success of the 2019 Contract Law Seminars, Birketts LLP and the Scaffolding Association will be continuing with their series of legal events throughout 2020. Talking about the partnership Stacey Underhill, Head of External Affairs at the Scaffolding Association,

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