Construction Legislation Changes: A glimpse into the future, March 2012
The Society of Construction Law Annual Conference took place in Leeds on 2 March. The conference title was “The new Construction Act - 6 months on”. The purpose of the day was to examine the practical effect in England and Wales of the recently implemented amendments to the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996. These “Construction Act” amendments came into force on 1 October 2011. In Northern Ireland the same changes will come into force shortly (elements of the Northern Ireland amendments are still subject to consultation). I thought it would be interesting to attend in Leeds to form a view as to what we might have in store for us. The answer, it seems, is a degree of uncertainty and confusion; and ultimately litigation.