Construction Law

NEC contracts: A charter for good faith not contract breaking

Chris Mackay and Andrew Little from Burness Paull look at the Scottish Appeal Court decision in relation to the Aberdeen Harbour Expansion Project and what it means for NEC contracts going forward.

Published 11 October 2021

New Local Place Plans regulations laid in Parliament

New regulations that provide for the preparation, submission and registration of Local Place Plans (LPPs) have been laid in the Scottish Parliament.

Published 11 October 2021

TLT completes fourth battery storage sale for ILI Energy Storage PLC

TLT has completed the sale of a 50MW battery storage project in Kintore near Aberdeen to SUSI Storage Development UK on behalf of ILI Energy Storage PLC (ILI), the clean energy development company.

Published 4 October 2021

Sawmill company fined £300,000 for failings that led to severe injury

A Berwickshire based company has been fined £300,000 after an employee was crushed by a concrete panel.

Published 29 September 2021

Office manager found guilty of £6,000 embezzlement from architecture firm

An office support manager has been found guilty of embezzling almost £6,000 from a St Andrews architecture practice.

Published 27 September 2021

Arbroath construction director banned for negligent accounting records

The director of a liquidated construction company has been banned for seven years after failing to explain more than £700,000 worth of expenditure.

Published 24 September 2021

Community council threatens legal action into 'green belt giveaway'

A community council is considering taking legal action against a decision to approve a housing development in Glasgow in a case it said has ramifications for sensitive conservation areas across Scotland.

Published 23 September 2021

Court of Session rules against Dundee City Council's e-bike station planning approval

A judge in the Outer House of the Court of Session has declared that a purported planning grant for an e-bike docking station outside a Category B listed tenement building in Dundee is ultra vires and of no effect after the decision was challenged by locals.

Published 16 September 2021

England: Multi-million pound property scheme director banned for nine years

A property boss has been disqualified by the courts after two companies took more than £4.7 million from investors in Gloucestershire redevelopment scheme.

Published 15 September 2021

Scottish Land Court rules in favour of Space Hub Sutherland

Plans for the construction of Scotland’s first spaceport have passed yet another legal hurdle after the Scottish Land Court ruled that crofters can still work on the land outside of rocket launch periods.

Published 14 September 2021

Euan Pirie: Dealing with volatile materials costs in construction tenders

Euan Pirie, partner in the specialist construction and engineering contracts advisory team at Harper Macleod LLP, looks at a solution to price uncertainty for construction materials when tendering big contracts.

Published 14 September 2021

Blog: Managing risk throughout the construction materials shortage

Eilidh Dobson and Iain Drummond comment on legal aspects of the ongoing materials shortage.

Published 10 September 2021

Harper Macleod construction specialists help Fife Council seal deal for 260 affordable homes

The specialist construction contract advisory team at Harper Macleod has helped Fife Council beat the clock to close a housing deal with Robertson Construction Group Limited for seven sites across the Kingdom.

Published 10 September 2021

Mark Lazarowicz: What the SNP-Green deal could mean for the natural environment

Advocate and former Labour MP Mark Lazarowicz examines the new SNP-Green deal and assess how radical an impact its commitments could have on the natural environment in Scotland.

Published 31 August 2021

Students to sue Glasgow School of Art for 'underprovided education'

One of Scotland's leading architects has thrown his support behind a class-action lawsuit proposed by students of the Glasgow School of Art (GSA) who have accused the institution of failing to provide adequate tuition during the pandemic.

Published 30 August 2021