Blogs



Just a Minute with Andrew Dallas

The JR Group was founded in 1995 and employs around 170 staff. It started as a scaffolding business ...

Published 8 July 2020

Lisa Dromgoole: Should dispute resolution be at the ‘Heart’ of every contract?

Construction lawyer Lisa Dromgoole considers the parallels between Hearts and Partick Thistle’ ...

Published 8 July 2020

Chris Thompson, AAB: Scottish Government support for SME housebuilders

The Scottish Government has launched a £100 million Emergency Loan Fund for Scottish SM ...

Published 8 July 2020

John Gilbert Architects: Thoughts on listing the Kingston Bridge

In response to Historic Environment Scotland's proposal to list the M8 Kingston Bridge, John Gilbert ...

Published 7 July 2020

Womble Bond Dickinson: Energy or waste? When an EfW plant contract is not a construction contract

Simon Lewis, Vicky McCombe and Sarah Wales take a look at the latest case in the ongoing share of di ...

Published 3 July 2020

Simon Capaldi: COVID-19 will accelerate the evolution of business’ approach to office-based working

Social distancing has turned our lives upside down and at short notice businesses adapted to remot ...

Published 1 July 2020

Gillian Thomson: Better understanding of fire rating standard needed for powder coated cladding

A poor understanding of the updated Euroclass fire rating standard is bringing additional cost, conf ...

Published 30 June 2020

Kevin Stewart MSP: What kind of Scotland do we want to see post-lockdown?

In the first in a series of blogs about how planning can respond to new and old challenges, pla ...

Published 29 June 2020

Just a Minute with Lee Marley

Construction entrepreneur Lee Marley is the next participant in our Just a Minute feature. Name:& ...

Published 24 June 2020

Kevin Reid: Lessons learned through lockdown could rebuild the future of construction

Cruden Group’s Kevin Reid outlines likely changes to the ways that we will build and what we w ...

Published 23 June 2020

Rodney Whyte: Scotland needs to build homes and communities for its ageing population

The Scottish Government needs to encourage investment in Later Living and, in turn, provide a boost ...

Published 23 June 2020

Kathryn Kelly: A question of knowledge – defects, the Midlothian case and the time for bringing an action in Scots Law

When a defect becomes apparent in a building or structure, how long does the owner have to make a cl ...

Published 22 June 2020

Claire Logue: What next for COVID-19’s impact on construction contracts?

Coronavirus has had a significant impact on construction projects in terms of delay as well as dir ...

Published 22 June 2020

Roddy Cormack: Government must help safeguard construction industry

Scotland’s construction industry will face a potential domino effect of insolvencies without ...

Published 19 June 2020

Holmes Miller: Early learning in a COVID-19 climate

Government guidance on the return of children to preschool education settings promotes the increased ...

Published 17 June 2020