Construction Law

Sarah Stewart: Heat Networks Bill - will housebuilders warm up to it?

Sarah Stewart from Burness Paull considers the Scottish Government's Heat Networks Bill and its impact on the housing and heating industries.

Published 4 September 2020

Ian Timlin: The challenges of 'virtual mediation' as a result of COVID-19

The new process virtual mediation for construction companies may not be as effective and is also less secure unless certain measures are put in place, warns Ian Timlin.

Published 4 September 2020

£2bn framework to help public sector to drive Scotland’s economic recovery

Scape Procure Scotland has today launched a new framework valued at £2 billion as part of a redesigned construction framework suite which aims to provide direct support to the local economy and Scotland’s green recovery.

Published 21 July 2020

Lauren Hazlie: Extension to the Additional Dwelling Supplement Tax reclaim period

Lauren Hazlie, property solicitor at Jones Whyte, details the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the housing market by discussing the extension to the Additional Dwelling Supplement Tax reclaim period.

Published 13 July 2020

LBTT threshold increase welcomed but builders call for quick implementation

The threshold at which Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) is paid will be raised from £145,000 to £250,000 as the Scottish Government steps up efforts to support homebuyers and help the economy recover from the impact of coronavirus.

Published 10 July 2020

Scottish Government issues guidance on moving home

New guidance has been issued which aims to ensure that moving home in Scotland can happen safely during the coronavirus outbreak.

Published 24 June 2020

Roddy Cormack: Government must help safeguard construction industry

Scotland’s construction industry will face a potential domino effect of insolvencies without some form of government intervention, warns solicitor Roddy Cormack.

Published 19 June 2020

Blog: Housing and modern methods of construction post COVID-19

Now is the time to consider the role of Modern Methods of Construction in the future of the construction sector, says partner Ian Atkinson and solicitor Ryan Lavers at law firm Womble Bond Dickinson.

Published 10 June 2020

Kate Primrose: Acceleration Agreements – can the construction sector accelerate out of lockdown?

Coronavirus has caused significant delay to numerous projects across the UK. But what if it is critical that a project still completes by a specified date such as a school or student accommodation? As steps are made to move out of lockdown, parties may seek to accelerate works.

Published 9 June 2020

Building Briefs – June 8th

Partners in the project top deliver the new Inverurie Community Campus are pleased to report on-site planning and preparation for the recommencement of building works is now underway.

Published 8 June 2020

ESPC: How the Scottish property market might move forward after lockdown

ESPC has highlighted how the Scottish property market might move forward after the coronavirus lockdown measures have been eased.

Published 26 May 2020

United Capital appoints leading employment solicitor Ryan Russell as non-executive director

United Capital, the Dundee-based building sector investment firm, has announced the appointment of leading employment lawyer Ryan Russell as in-house legal counsel and non-executive director.

Published 20 May 2020

Funding secured for ‘much-needed’ affordable island homes on Colonsay

A community development company has completed the purchase of land to provide affordable homes on the island of Colonsay.

Published 20 May 2020

Gilson Gray expands real estate offering with new appointment

Law firm Gilson Gray has appointment commercial property expert Mark Sabey as legal director in the firm’s Glasgow real estate division.

Published 6 May 2020

Nicola Sturgeon: Construction sector to be given 'particular consideration' for return to work

Sectors such as construction, retail and manufacturing will be given "particular consideration" when the Scottish Government begins to decide how to ease the restrictions of the coronavirus lockdown, the First Minister said today.

Published 5 May 2020