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The Building Regulations Part M tells providers exactly what they have to do to conform with the law, writes Peter Randall. The DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) in contrast is broad, US-style legislation which sets out principles but no prescriptions, just a requirement for reasonable provision. It sounds admirable at first glance to have a law which applies to all buildings but many people are worried that the establishment of case law could provide ample work for lawyers and expert ...

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