All posts by: Damon Blakey

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The Technology and Construction Court (TCC) has heard the first case to test the new 30-year liability period for building defects. Homebuilder Barratt has been allowed to add claims, issued against its civil engineers, which were previously time-barred to proceedings. Following the tragic events of the Grenfell fire, The Building Safety Act makes a party […]

Third Party Liability exposures affect organisations of all sizes and are anything that can lead to legal and financial responsibility for injury, damage or harm to a third party. Exposures come from the work performed and where that work takes place, including any activities, events or other business-related circumstances or interactions which could result in […]

What Responsibilities? As residential landlords, you have a variety of legal responsibilities, including: keeping rental properties safe and free from hazards making sure all supplied gas and electrical equipment is properly installed and maintained complying with all fire safety regulations providing an Energy Performance Certificate, and protecting your tenants’ deposits. In Scotland, landlords must also […]

The Figures The Home Office state that there are more than 1,000 candle fires each year in the UK. Scarily, the number of Britons killed by candle fires has more than doubled in the last couple years. Candles can be found in almost every home, we have outlined the dangers and precautions to consider the […]

What has Happened? An official blog has been posted by Google which confirms that a new “Zero-Day” vulnerability (CVE-2022-0609) has been found in Chrome browsers and is being Utilised by Hackers.   How to Keep Up to Date? A link to Google’s blog post about this issue is    What Can Be Done? A […]

Most of us can admit to enjoying the convenience that online shopping provides. However, there are also some potential risks. It’s always important to be aware that payment methods, personal details and other sensitive data can all be possible cyber-security risks. The following precautions can help you to stay safe while you shop online: Check […]

A home is far more than the bricks and mortar of the building itself, loss and damage to the contents within your home should be a key element of your home insurance. Contents insurance is a key cover for homeowners. A contents policy can help recoup losses related to various possessions inside a home, such […]

A sustained rise in construction costs this year is increasing the likelihood of significant underinsurance of buildings in the UK.   Recent data from has highlighted how on average, buildings are covered for just 68% of the amount they should be in Britain. However, with rebuild costs rising rapidly, the current situation is likely […]

What is a backup policy? Backup policies are plans set out to mitigate against data loss in the event of ransomware attacks, data corruption or hardware failure. The complexity of the backup policy is dependent on the size off the organisation, quantity of data, number of applications and regulatory obligations of the organisation. If created […]

We have put together a short list of some tips that can be used to help you prevent and avoid escape of water incidents taking place. Sinks And Showers Check your Taps and Shower heads regularly – Catching a leaky tap/shower head early could save you a lot of time and money. For example, you […]