Construction Law

Blog: Please don’t stop the music!

Lynsey Reid outlines the “agent of change” principle in planning policy.

Published 23 March 2018

Blog: ‘Smash and Grab’ adjudications – too good to be ‘true’?

Ross Cameron looks at whether a recent English case could curb “smash and grab” adjudications.

Published 9 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

Business Fours teeing off for Construction, Housing & Property professionals

Scotland’s national business golf tournament Business Fours returns in 2018 with its Spring season after the success of last year’s inaugural tournament.

Published 5 March 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: 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

Homeowner wins appeal over council’s ‘pre-payment condition’ for housing repairs grant

A homeowner involved in a legal dispute with Glasgow City Council has won his appeal after arguing that the local authority acted beyond its powers in imposing a condition attached to the award of grant assistance, which required property owners to pay their share of the cost of repairs to their tenement by the time the final account for the works was issued or be liable for the full costs.

Published 15 November 2017

Blog: Lessons in payment notices and pay less notices

Shona McCusker looks at two recent cases highlighting the difficulties in practice with payment and pay less notices.

Published 13 November 2017

Building Briefs – September 11th

Edinburgh Hotel expands with 43-bed Princes Street wing

Published 11 September 2017

Liquidators appointed to Glasgow kitchen manufacturer

Kitchen and bedroom manufacturer Trade Kitchen Centre Limited has applied to Glasgow Sheriff Court to be wound up under the Insolvency Act 1986.

Published 29 August 2017

Blog: Statutory notices and duties of solicitors - the £600,000 Blandfield bill

Gillian Craig looks at the risk attaching to ownership in an imperfect registration system.

Published 4 August 2017

Case review: Did you mean to give notice?

Law firm Shepherd and Wedderburn outlines that a recent case demonstrates that a payee to a construction contract may not always require to show that it was their intention to give notice under the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 when serving a payment notice.

Published 31 July 2017

And finally... Tradesmen lift the lid on cowboy customers

The crimes of cowboy builders are well publicised, but a new study has found that rogue traders may well be out-numbered by rogue customers.

Published 31 May 2017

Blog: How can you protect your construction business from bad debt?

Head of EQ Property & Construction Steven Todd provides tips to protect your construction business from bad debt.

Published 29 May 2017