Blogs



Blog: Procuring a great career in construction

Manni Ferguson from Kier Construction examines the growing diverse range of roles for women in business.

Published 6 March 2018

Blog: Competition regulator targets construction sector

Charles Livingstone and Adam McCabe from Brodies discuss the Competition and Markets Authority’s plans to tackle anti-competition cartels in the construction sector.

Published 5 March 2018

Blog: Dilapidations – a question of timing

Chartered surveyor Kenny McDonald outlines the best time for landlords and tenants to get advice on dilapidations claims.

Published 1 March 2018

Blog: Insolvency in a post-Carillion world

Keith Kilburn outlines 10 issues for employers, professionals and the supply chain to consider in the event of the insolvency of a main contractor.

Published 16 February 2018

Blog: Retrospective applications: it simply doesn’t pay any more not to abide by the rules

Alan Jeffrey outlines the ways in which the Scottish Government is cracking down on retrospective building alteration applications.

Published 7 February 2018

Blog: Planning Bill lacks detail and shows modest ambition

With submissions closing on the Planning Bill consultation last Friday, Andrew Mickel calls on politicians, communities, local authorities and housebuilders to work together to provide the change needed to deliver the homes Scotland needs.

Published 6 February 2018

Blog: A cautionary tale for the UK construction industry

Peter Webb informs construction industry bosses about their responsibilities when it comes to paying workers/subs - and how to avoid a visit from HMRC.

Published 6 February 2018

Blog: A recovering housing market means the time is right to ‘go private’

Paul Kelly reveals the one change he believes would have a significantly positive effect on helping the Scottish Government reach its 50,000 new homes target.

Published 5 February 2018

Blog: Retentions: has the construction industry had enough following the Carillion disaster?

By Jonathan Hyndman, Partner at Rosling King

Published 30 January 2018

Blog: Tools to weather an insolvency storm in the construction industry

In the wake of Carillion's collapse, Shona McCusker looks at the contractual protections available to construction parties.

Published 26 January 2018

Blog: Scotland's churches are part of our national treasure, but valuation presents a professional challenge

Chartered surveyor Adam Jennings on the intricacies of valuing churches.

Published 25 January 2018

Blog: Remember the Third Party Right of Appeal? Well its back in a different guise

Keith Geddes discusses the Planning Bill and the potential for the community right to appeal being introduced and slowing up house building in Scotland even further.

Published 25 January 2018

Blog: Gentle undulations, rather than peaks and troughs. Just the property market we’d wish for

Eric Curran talks about how the Scottish property market is shaping up in 2018.

Published 24 January 2018

Blog: The consequences of 'Concurrent Delay' in construction projects on either side of the Border

In light of the recent woes brought on in part by delays in high risk construction projects, Harper Macleod's head of construction, Michael Conroy, compares the Scots and English law positions in relation to 'concurrent delays' and suggests practical steps to be taken by parties to contracts which may reduce or mitigate their exposure from disputes.

Published 23 January 2018

Blog: Construction Act reform – potential impact on the industry

Rebecca Barrass looks at the details of a UK government consultation reviewing changes to construction legislation. 

Published 19 January 2018