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Construct Newsletter June 2018

Issue 106

to our June 2018 edition of Prettys’ Construct.

This month we look at:

If there are any topics you would like to see featured in a future edition of our newsletter, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Rebecca Palmer


Japanese Knotweed – who is liable for what?

Japanese knotweed is a rapidly-growing weed with reddish, bamboo-like stems appearing in early summer. It can grow up to around ten centimetres a day, with its roots reaching seven meters underground and its stems reaching three meters tall. Its rapid and extensive growth supresses other ... Read more

Mental Health in the Construction Industry

The construction industry has recently been in the spotlight following research showing that 64% of construction workers want better physical and mental wellbeing support from their employers. Further, data from the Office for National Statistics has revealed that more than 1,400 construction workers ... Read more

Oral Variations to Commercial Contracts

In the recent case of Rock Advertising Ltd v MWB Business Exchange Centres Ltd [2018] UKSC 24, the Supreme Court confirmed that a No Oral Modification (“NOM”) clause is legally effective. The parties in this case were unable to agree orally that the contract ... Read more

Prettys' Quiz

Friday 13th July 2018 - Goals, Suffolk New College Sports Centre, Ipswich IP4 1LT. You are warmly invited to our Prettys' Quiz 2018, which is supporting the bike ride to Paris in aid of St Elizabeth Hospice, by one of our employees, Alice Tennant. ... Read more

Are you a sub-contractor that could be classified as being a ‘data controller’ under the GDPR?

We are all well aware that the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became effective on 25 May 2018. The GDPR is the largest change to UK data protection law in 20 years, granting fundamental rights to individuals on how their personal data ... Read more



Peter Blake

Partner, Head of Construction & development

e pblake@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298206





Siân Llewelyn


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t 01473 298222





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