Emma RileySenior Associate
Works with clients in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors advising and assisting in resolution of disputes.
I am an experienced lawyer specialising in construction and public procurement related disputes and investigatory work helping clients to resolve issues in a cost effective way. I have particular expertise within the public and social housing sectors but also a wide range of experience in handling general commercial disputes and complex debt recovery.
I have experience in all standard forms of construction contract and advise on a wide range of disputes including disputes over final accounts, defective works, contractor administration, professional negligence as well as challenging and defending public procurement processes.
My experience includes resolving disputes through mediation, arbitration, adjudication and court as well as delivering training on dispute avoidance and management.
I also have experience advising in relation to fire safety issues, including removal of ACM cladding, emergency works, fire-stopping and compartmentation issues, and claims against consultants and contractors in the recovery of costs and losses sustained as a result of investigatory works and remedial schemes.
The Prime Minister announced on Tuesday 22 September a new range of restrictions to protect us from the Covid crisis, some of which will apply to charities.
Following the end of the possession stay on 21 September, Helen Tucker & Rebecca Sembuuze from our housing litigation team discuss the most recent guidance, priority cases and what to expect in court.
Covid-19 has resulted, on the whole, in a marked co-operation between contracting authorities and their suppliers as everybody focuses on maintaining delivery as far as possible.
Employment Tribunal rules in favour of claimants in minimum wage case – has the interpretation of “working time” changed?
As we enter a recession, we have been here before, and a key question is what did we learn and how can we benefit from that learning?
It is anticipated that as lockdown restrictions ease, and particularly with children and young adults returning to education, cases of meningitis will start to rise.
As we continue to emerge from lockdown measures and deal with local measures and the short and long term economic impact of Covid-19, local authorities will need to re-assess how services will be delivered for years to come.
The Government first announced plans for a shared ownership right to buy in October 2019. At the time the sector raised concerns about the impact the plans would have on housing associations ability to borrow. An election and a pandemic later the Government announced, during the CIH Housing Festival last week, the return of the right to shared ownership as part of its Affordable Homes Programme (AHP).
Two final pieces of the possession jigsaw have been published on 15 September 2020. Mr Justice Knowles’ working group on possession proceedings has issued its guidance on the “overall arrangements” for possession proceedings.
One change proposed by the Building Safety Bill is the introduction of a duty holder regime, which will see statutory responsibility for the safety of higher risk buildings placed on key individuals
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