VIDEO: Fenwick Elliott reveals "contractual burdens" of COVID-19

Fenwick Elliott’s partner Patrick Stone offers practical advice to employers and contractors while restrictions remain in place

Global construction and energy law specialists, Fenwick Elliott, has outlined the issues that contractors might face on-site during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking as part of The Legal Table webinar edition, Fenwick Elliott’s partner Patrick Stone offered practical advice on how employers and contractors can comply with regulations set out by government authorities such as social distancing and wearing PPE equipment.

The webinar discussed the legal implications that COVID-19 will have on construction stakeholders and what support Fenwick Elliott was offering to clients during the pandemic.

“I think as the virus started to have more of an impact in the local region, there was genuine concern in the market that a number of construction sites would be shut down and this would put projects in jeopardy,” said Stone

“I think what most contractors and employers are having to deal with is the practical implications of some of the measures that are having to be implemented. For example taking temperatures, being educated on the working practices to work with the regulations.”

Stone was joined on the panel with Fenwick Elliott’s managing partner for its Dubai branch, Ahmed Ibrahim, and Construction Week’s editor Ashley Williams.

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