Construction Law

Scottish land remediation specialist becomes employee-owned company

Contaminated land remediation specialist Environmental Reclamation Services Ltd (ERS) has become Scotland’s latest employee-owned business with all 28 employees now having a stake in the firm.

Published 23 November 2016

Forfar builder spared jail after second drink-driving conviction

An Angus building firm boss was spared jail for a second drink-driving offence because his business would suffer.

Published 18 November 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: 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

And finally... Drink driver stole road roller to get home

A man tried to drive home on a 2.5 tonne road roller after a night out drinking, a court has heard.

Published 20 September 2016

Building Briefs – September 9th

£1m Castlemilk community centre gets go ahead

Published 9 September 2016

And finally…wherever I lay my hat…that’s your home?

A man was forced to postpone the sale of his home after he realised he had been living next door to the flat he owns.

Published 10 August 2016

Building Briefs – May 30th

Third Don crossing to open in Aberdeen next week

Published 30 May 2016

Building Briefs – January 7th

West Dunbartonshire Council reveals plans to light up historic bridge

Published 7 January 2016

DJ Laing fined £32,000 after employee had legs crushed

Angus civil engineering firm DJ Laing (Contracts) Ltd has been fined £32,000 over an accident that left a 17-year-old employee permanently disfigured and facing arthritis in his legs, The Courier has reported.

Published 5 November 2015

Building Briefs – October 30th

McCarthy and Stone breaks new ground in Haddington

Published 30 October 2015

Council laid off six workers in sham redundancy to get rid of one employee

A council laid off six labourers before offering five of them new contracts in a bid to get rid of one of the employees, The Courier has reported.

Published 2 July 2015

Blacklisted former electrician offered £60,000 compensation

A former electrician on an industry blacklist has been offered £60,000 in compensation, 37 years after his name was written on the secret file.

Published 10 June 2015

Scottish asbestos bill will only load more administrative burden to over-stretched claims process, say lawyers

The Scottish bill to recover medical costs for asbestos diseases will lead to over-burdening costs on compensators as well as delays to the claims process and will do little or nothing to improve the overall care services for asbestos victims, law firm DWF has said.

Published 15 April 2015