An online trader, who fraudulently manufactured and sold fake construction industry skill cards, has been jailed for more than three years.
Appeal court caps contractor’s liabilities
In a landmark ruling, appeal court judges have capped a design consultant’s liabilities, following a 17-year-long dispute over a defective car park.
What happens if my customers are not paying me?
The UK is suffering from a so-called ‘late payments crisis’, with recent research suggesting that, on average, only 52 per cent of invoices issued by small construction firms and self-employed contractors are paid on time.
Construction businesses of all shapes and sizes need to ensure that they are acting in accordance with appropriate health and safety laws at all times.
A new report, which reveals that the value of construction disputes in the UK has remained largely unchanged, has raised questions about the sector’s willingness to learn from its mistakes.
Construction business owners who have received fines for breaching immigration rules, are being advised to seek urgent legal advice to check whether there may be grounds for an appeal.
Palmers celebrates 35th anniversary
Palmers has reached another milestone – celebrating the 35th anniversary of our founding this month.
A construction firm – along with its director have both received fines after failing to protect its workers from the risk of falling from height.
A contractor who claimed he had not been paid for the work he had done on a residential development, decided to take the law into his own hands by demolishing five newly built homes with a digger.
Construction business owners and individuals are being encouraged to redouble their vigilance as fraudsters fake security measures in order to gain the information needed to access and drain bank accounts of funds.