Is a site audit statement worth the 'paper' it is written on?
In many transactions, site audit statements have become de facto certificates that a condition precedent or condition subsequent in an agreement has been satisfied (or not).
Multiples parties often rely on a site audit statement, such as vendors, purchasers, financiers, directors and decision makers within a company. However, are these parties entitled to rely on them? What does a site audit statement that confirms the land is suitable for a particular use actually tell them?
Maddocks partner and leading environment and planning lawyer Patrick Ibbotson examines the issues that may arise in transactions that rely on site audits.
Managing climate change-related risks in the financial system
By Patrick Ibbotson & Jessica Dorricott
Risks posed by climate change to the stability of the US financial system.
GDPR decision slaps down Privacy Shield and imposes strict conditions on Standard Contractual Clause
Impacts for Australian entities who are either directly subject to the GDPR or receiving personal data from the EEA.
What is in a name? The disclosure of public servants’ names and contact details under FOI
The OAIC has issued a position paper on the disclosure of public servants’ names and contact details in documents.