Blogs



Blog: Working smarter – not harder – is the key to faster housebuilding

By Ed Monaghan, chair of Construction Scotland and CEO of Mactaggart & Mickel Group

Published 27 October 2016

Blog: The importance of public consultation for the offshore wind industry

Jenny Bell from Atmos Consulting discusses the judicial review of four previously consented offshore wind farms.

Published 26 October 2016

Blog: Transparency and collaboration essential for Scotland’s post-Brexit property and construction sector

James Andersen from Grant Thornton outlines the pros and cons of Brexit for Scotland’s construction sector.

Published 25 October 2016

Blog: Project Bank Accounts – grasping the thistle

Burness Paull partner, Gavin Paton, on why the imminent introduction of Project Bank Accounts could provide more certainty and stability.

Published 24 October 2016

Blog: JCT Design & Build 2016 – what is expected in Scotland?

Solicitor Kate Primrose outlines what might be expected to happen in Scotland in reference to the JCT Design and Build Contract 2016.

Published 18 October 2016

Blog: Energy efficiency deserves a place in any stimulus package

Professor Karen Turner and Dr Fiona Riddoch from the University of Strathclyde Centre for Energy Policy outline why new thinking shows energy efficiency investment can cut costs, improve health and boost the economy.

Published 17 October 2016

Blog: Housebuilding should be prioritised, not impeded with GP surgeries

Housebuilder contributions to the cost of new surgeries will not solve the problem of under-pressure GP services, writes Harry Smith, Partner at Gillespie Macandrew

Published 5 October 2016

Blog: Property managers advised to be code-compliant ahead of January 2018

Daryl McIntosh advises property managers to be well-prepared ahead of the introduction of new rules next year.

Published 30 September 2016

Blog: Edinburgh & South East Scotland City Region Deal – Unlocking Potential

By Stephen Phillips, partner at Burness Paull

Published 9 September 2016

Blog: New regulations in force concerning the energy performance of existing non-domestic buildings

The Assessment of Energy Performance of Non-domestic Buildings (Scotland) Regulations 2016 came into force on September 1, and are one of the latest measures brought in by the Scottish Government aiming to reduce Scotland’s carbon footprint, writes Laura Tainsh from Davidson Chalmers.

Published 5 September 2016

Blog: Energy efficiency: Holyrood unveils the big stick

By Mark O’Neill

Published 2 September 2016

Blog: My vision for Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme

To coincide with the announcement of Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme pilots, which is expected any day now, Changeworks is developing a series of insight papers to inform the debate on how to best deliver the programme.

Published 30 August 2016

Blog: We need a new vehicle for ECO to ensure more money is spent on alleviating fuel poverty

By Sean McLaughlin, managing director of Matilda’s Planet

Published 10 August 2016

Blog: Using arbitration to manage the risk of disputes in the uncertain Brexit era

Given the uncertainty of Brexit, arbitration could provide an opportunity for managing the risk of disputes with greater predictability and control. It should certainly be considered and weighed up at the time you enter into a new contractual relationship, writes Richard Farndale at Burness Paull LLP.

Published 2 August 2016