Posts Categorized: Risk Management

Top Culprits of Business Interruption

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Today’s evolving risk landscape contains a wide range of intangible threats—cyber-attacks, broken supply chains and the mental health of your employees, to name a few—that all have the potential to cause noticeable business interruption within your organisation. In fact, recent research found that 20 per cent of organisations feel ill-prepared for unforeseen events in 2019. […]

Here’s What Your Business Can Learn From the Notre Dame Fire

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As flames engulfed the Notre Dame Cathedral this past April, such a tragedy emphasised the grim reality that no building is immune to the costly consequences of a fire. Review these lessons learned from past fire disasters to ensure your organisation is practising proper fire prevention and mitigation methods: Eliminate common causes—Try to eliminate commonly […]

Manchester Legal Awards 2019 – Celebrating the Region’s Thriving Legal Scene

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McParland Finn Ltd is delighted to be sponsoring the award for “Medium Law Firm of the Year” at the tenth Manchester Legal Awards, celebrating the region’s thriving legal scene. Now firmly established on the legal calendar, the Manchester Legal Awards recognise and reward the wide range of skills and talent this region has to offer. […]

Shifting Foundations – Changes in the Insurance Market and Potential Contractual Impact for Constructions Professionals

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Everyone will have seen the age-old comedy sketch involving a patient being tapped on the knee by a Doctor with the following reaction being oddly timed and seemingly random. While this may be an unusual metaphor, it can be used to describe the current state of the insurance market in the post-Grenfell world. As you […]

Health and Well-being for Self-employed and Freelance Workers

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There are nearly 5 million self-employed people within the UK—that’s 15 per cent of the workforce, according to recent figures from the Office for National Statistics. That’s an increase of 47 per cent more self-employed workers since 2001. And while many may imagine self-employment as a liberating experience, the reality isn’t quite that simple. Despite […]

Upcoming Surprise HSE Construction Site Inspections to Focus on ‘Slow Killers’

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Beginning 1st October 2018, the HSE will be conducting its latest inspection initiative, focused on the construction sector. Employers can expect HSE surprise inspections to place an emphasis on ensuring workers are protected from long-term health complications, such as occupational lung disease, that typically result from asbestos, silica, wood or other dust exposure. These harmful […]

The Services: The Devil in the Detail

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In a recent article (‘Contracts and the Need for Certainty’), we highlighted the importance of ensuring that a formal contract is in place with your Client(s). This helps ensure that both parties are aware of the terms of the appointment, and can assist in safeguarding your position should a dispute arise. However, the simple fact […]

Contracts & the Need for Certainty – Construction Professionals

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ContentsStarting a relationship on the Right Terms “The Boring Bit” “The Foundations” Reasonable Skill and Care Liability and Insurance “The Envelope Agreement” The Contract Itself The Free Contract & Collateral Warranty ServiceYou met the Client for the first time, they were impressed with your suggestions and ideas, a fee has been agreed and off you go. While you are in […]

Unprecedented Rainfall to Batter Britain This Winter

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Nearly 17,000 homes and businesses flooded during the winter of 2015-16, and this winter is supposed to be worse. Britain is expected to experience unprecedented rainfall, with predicted records to be broken by up to 30 percent, according to the Met Office. What’s more, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, 300,000 commercial properties […]