Blogs



Blog: Concurrent delay and the allocation of risk: Cyden with the contract

In a judgment handed down yesterday, the Court of Appeal unanimously dismissed a contractor’s appeal in a case where both parties had agreed on the allocation of the risk of concurrent delay. Emily Leonard and Hannah Gardiner consider this ruling in more detail.

Published 31 July 2018

Adjudication: whether I’m right or wrong?

Shona McCusker on the English Technology and Construction Court’s decision in a construction case dealing with the difficulties in challenging enforcement of an adjudicator’s decision.

Published 30 July 2018

Blog: The heat is on and the spotlight is on construction

Lawyers Kelly Davidson and Chris Hoile provide a research-backed take on skin cancer in the construction industry.

Published 30 July 2018

Blog: Scotland Excel: Building value for local authorities and the construction sector

Scotland Excel director Julie Welsh on how its construction procurement frameworks have changed over 10 years to help deliver greater efficiencies and increased economic and social impact.

Published 25 July 2018

Blog: Community Empowerment - right to force the sale of abandoned, neglected or detrimental land

Following the transfer of the Island of Ulva to the North West Mull Community Woodland Company, Amy Entwistle looks at the right to force the sale of abandoned, neglected or detrimental land.

Published 11 July 2018

Blog: How Scotland’s offsite expertise can open up UK business opportunities

By Malcolm Thomson, sales director, Scotframe

Published 3 July 2018

Blog: The robots are coming – but people are still key to our future

By Rohan Bush, head of public partnerships and future workforce at the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre

Published 26 June 2018

Blog: Plot thickens on returning abandoned land to use

Kirsty Glennan, senior solicitor at Burness Paull, writes on impending changes to Scottish land law.

Published 26 June 2018

Blog: Building a bright future – brick by brick

Bricklaying is not a typical career aspiration for young girls growing up, and I was no different - I loved drama at school and thought perhaps I would try becoming an actress one day.  But by the time I finished school I had lost the acting bug and wasn’t too sure what I wanted to do.

Published 19 June 2018

Blog: The Planning (Scotland) Bill passes stage 1

Alastair McKie looks at the details of major planning legislation wending its way through Holyrood.

Published 11 June 2018

Blog: Affordable Housing 1 Viability 0

It will be interesting to see whether the recent English case of Parkhurst Road Limited v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government & Another heard in the High Court at the end of April this year will have any impact in Scotland, writes Stephanie Mackenzie, a director at law firm Davidson Chalmers.

Published 8 June 2018

Blog: Glendoe Tunnel – the collapse of reasonable skill and care?

Rebecca Barrass looks at the litigation surrounding the Glendoe Hydro-Electric Scheme

Published 6 June 2018

Opinion: Architect-designed housing can have a lasting economic benefit

Dundee’s new V&A Museum, set to open in September, is an architectural gem. The bold design has drawn worldwide acclaim and there’s no doubt this iconic building will be a huge draw for Scotland - and an elegant feather in the cap for its Japanese architect, Kengo Kuma.

Published 6 June 2018

Blog: Compromise is the key for an effective Planning (Scotland) Bill

Matthew Stimson, a senior associate in the planning team at Shoosmiths, considers the ramifications of the Stage 1 Report on the Planning (Scotland) Bill.

Published 31 May 2018