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Gordon has over 12 years’ experience in construction law, with a focus on domestic UK projects. His most notable projects include The Shard and The Aquatics Centre.
Representing a range of clients, he has extensive experience advising on complicated commercial, residential and retail development projects across London. He’s also advised on the Victoria Gate retail centre in Leeds.
“Good data governance can build customer trust and the right permissions may also help construction businesses take advantage of the Big Data Revolution enabling them to commercialise their data to their advantage. But ignoring the new rules can lead to hefty fines- at the very least.”
“A bit of a damp squib of a Budget for the construction sector should not have come as a surprise to many - given the lack of any real Opposition with a plan, and an economy performing better than expected (although that depends on your expectations).
Money for old roads will please those in the North, where a quarter of respondents to the Irwin Mitchell UK Powerhouse survey in 2016 said investment in roads was the number one priority for future economic prosperity. But sadly £90m doesn’t buy much tarmac these days nor does £216m when it comes to the repair and maintenance of existing school stock.”
We have seen in recent days that some political stability and ‘do not panic’ decisions from the Bank of England can have a stabilising effect post Brexit on financial markets and exchange rates. However they are for the short term.
The latest ONS statistics on construction output, which accounts for circa 6% of GDP, show a pre- Brexit fall which is in danger of having a drag effect on the wider economy.
This is likely to continue until we have some longer term stability which will only happen when there is a concerted political and economic agenda to stimulate growth. There’s a new Cabinet in town, let’s hope they don’t dither.
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