Residential property, conveyancing and estate agency firm Simpson & Marwick is going out on its own following a mutual and amicable de-merger from law firm Clyde & Co.
Published 19 October 2020
Scottish Construction Now has now included a legal section on its busy website.
Published 13 October 2020
A subcontractor involved in the Aberdeen Harbour Expansion Project has succeeded in establishing that the main contractor of the project breached the terms of their contract by omitting work within the scope of the subcontract and transferring it to other companies.
Published 5 October 2020
The proprietor of a flat in Edinburgh who sought to establish that their neighbour had a statutory obligation to pay for half the cost of repairs to the external render of the common wall of their building has had their application rejected by the Sheriff Court.
Published 24 September 2020
Euan Clark is to join the Contractors Legal Group (CLG) at the Joint Contractors Tribunal (JCT), the Scottish Building Federation (SBF) has confirmed.
Published 21 September 2020
A construction company that unsuccessfully tendered for a local authority contract has failed to establish that the local authority was in breach of transparency obligations imposed on it by the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.
Published 8 September 2020
Sarah Stewart from Burness Paull considers the Scottish Government's Heat Networks Bill and its impact on the housing and heating industries.
Published 4 September 2020
The new process virtual mediation for construction companies may not be as effective and is also less secure unless certain measures are put in place, warns Ian Timlin.
Published 4 September 2020
Scape Procure Scotland has today launched a new framework valued at £2 billion as part of a redesigned construction framework suite which aims to provide direct support to the local economy and Scotland’s green recovery.
Published 21 July 2020
Lauren Hazlie, property solicitor at Jones Whyte, details the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the housing market by discussing the extension to the Additional Dwelling Supplement Tax reclaim period.
Published 13 July 2020
The threshold at which Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) is paid will be raised from £145,000 to £250,000 as the Scottish Government steps up efforts to support homebuyers and help the economy recover from the impact of coronavirus.
Published 10 July 2020
New guidance has been issued which aims to ensure that moving home in Scotland can happen safely during the coronavirus outbreak.
Published 24 June 2020
Scotland’s construction industry will face a potential domino effect of insolvencies without some form of government intervention, warns solicitor Roddy Cormack.
Published 19 June 2020
Now is the time to consider the role of Modern Methods of Construction in the future of the construction sector, says partner Ian Atkinson and solicitor Ryan Lavers at law firm Womble Bond Dickinson.
Published 10 June 2020
Coronavirus has caused significant delay to numerous projects across the UK. But what if it is critical that a project still completes by a specified date such as a school or student accommodation? As steps are made to move out of lockdown, parties may seek to accelerate works.
Published 9 June 2020