Construction Law

Blog: Managing the power of a PM under nec 3 contracts without 'death by Z clause'

Euan Pirie from Harper Macleod discusses the limited "checks and balances" applied to project managers (PM) under nec 3 contracts.   

Published 22 May 2017

Blog: Should an adjudicator disclose knowledge of related cases?

The 2016 case of Beumer revolved around a major construction project at Gatwick Airport and provides clarity on whether an adjudicator should, during an adjudication, disclose to the parties that he or she is also acting as an adjudicator in a separate adjudication involving one of the parties, writes Alistair Dean at Anderson Strathern.

Published 9 May 2017

Building Briefs – April 24th

Hadden Construction to build £4.7m Perth motorstore

Published 24 April 2017

Building Briefs – April 21st

CMS Window Systems wins Queen's Award for Enterprise

Published 21 April 2017

Blog: The future of the Scottish planning system

Scotland needs a planning system which nurtures growth and unlocks the potential of our people and places according to the Scottish Government. So what can we, or should we, expect from the draft planning bill which is expected to be introduced in the autumn, asks Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie’s Nicola Martin.

Published 12 April 2017

Blog: Community Right-to-Buy can offer opportunities for developers

Many housebuilders and property developers hold an unfortunate perception around the extension of Community Right-to-Buy, introduced by the Scottish Government last year.

Published 29 March 2017

Building Briefs – March 22nd

Green light for Inverclyde Early Years Centre

Published 22 March 2017

Building Briefs – March 2nd

Glasgow City Council approves redevelopment of bridge to Finnieston

Published 2 March 2017

New central Scotland chairman for Association of Women in Property

The Association of Women in Property (WiP) has announced its new central Scotland branch chairman for 2017/18.

Published 23 February 2017

Building Briefs – February 21st

North Lanarkshire park's iron-age history comes to life in new play area

Published 21 February 2017

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