Construction Law

HMP Greenock indicative of Scotland’s prison crisis

Calls have been made for HMP Greenock to be replaced as soon as possible after a leaking roof forced the closure of 40 cells.

Published 30 July 2021

Sandra Cassels: How can construction businesses work with their supply chains to minimise disputes?

In an exclusive piece for Scottish Construction Now, construction and engineering dispute resolution specialist Sandra Cassels covers how businesses can minimise disputes that arise through supply chain disruption in this Covid-hit landscape.

Published 29 July 2021

Balfour+Manson adds to property team

Law firm Balfour+Manson has made an addition to its property team as the market continues to pick up rapidly after the Covid-19 slowdown.

Published 27 July 2021

Fiona McLeod: Update – revised property factors code of conduct

Fiona McLeod provides a brief overview of the changes introduced by the Scottish Government's revised code of conduct for property factors.

Published 22 July 2021

Morrison Construction owners facing £14m claim over Cairngorm funicular defects

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has sued the owners of Morrison Construction over defects to the Cairngorm railway and breaches of contracts.

Published 6 July 2021

Harper Macleod projects team nears £1bn milestone after decade of hub success

Harper Macleod’s Infrastructure and Projects team has celebrated its 10th anniversary working with the Scottish Government’s hub Programme by looking back on its involvement in more than 40 projects with a total construction value of almost £1 billion.

Published 30 June 2021

Former owners of land acquired to build Aberdeen bypass entitled to compensation

An appeal by the Scottish Ministers against a decision by the Lands Tribunal for Scotland to award compensation to the former owner of land acquired in order to build the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route has been refused by the Inner House of the Court of Session.

Published 29 June 2021

Shepherd and Wedderburn appoints infrastructure and procurement partner

Shepherd and Wedderburn has appointed Euan Murray as a partner in its construction and infrastructure team. 

Published 21 June 2021

Former Stewart Milne Group director entitled to bonus payments post-departure

A judge in the Outer House of the Court of Session has determined that the former executive of a housebuilding company who was made redundant should be entitled to a bonus in respect of projects completed after his redundancy.

Published 16 June 2021

Blackadders boosts commercial property team with three new hires

Three lawyers have joined Blackadders’ commercial property team.

Published 14 June 2021

Roddy Cormack: From toilet paper to steel cladding – how to manage a supply sheet storm

Construction law specialist Roddy Cormack on the shortages of construction materials and the impact this may have on the sector. 

Published 4 June 2021

Kathleen McAnea: Construction materials shortage – blip or blunder?

Burness Paull's Kathleen McAnea looks at the implications of the current shortage in construction materials and offers suggestions for companies who may be impacted.

Published 3 June 2021

Andrew Tolmie and Stefanie Johnston: After Grenfell, who pays to make high-rise buildings meet fire safety standards?

Andrew Tolmie and Stefanie Johnston outline the current legal landscape in Scotland regarding who pays the remedial works necessary to bring residential buildings into line with new fire safety standards.

Published 2 June 2021

Highland property owner fails to appeal refusal of judicial review petition against ratings authority

An owner of a property on the west coast of Scotland who claimed he was wrongly charged for ratings payments on the property has been unsuccessful in an appeal against the dismissal of a judicial review petition raised challenging the decision of the local authority’s ratings board.

Published 14 May 2021

Ian Timlin: What you need to consider if your contractor goes bust

Dispute resolution specialist Ian Timlin outlines nine things to be considered if faced with contractor insolvency.

Published 10 May 2021