Penalties imposed by Revenue Scotland (RS) over the late filing of a land and buildings transaction tax (LBTT) return have been quashed after the tax agency failed to produce evidence that it had taken a decision to impose the penalties, as required by legislation.
Published 25 July 2019
A Scottish Parliament committee undertaking an inquiry into construction in Scotland has called on the industry’s leaders to “take ownership” when it comes to tackling long-standing challenges within the sector.
Published 2 July 2019
Public sector procurement body Scape Group has published details of its next generation of the Scape Venture frameworks, the procurement arm of the business focused on supporting public/private partnerships and charitable organisations.
Published 17 June 2019
Activity in the UK construction sector fell back into negative territory last month as the sector recorded the sharpest drop in workforce number since November 2012.
Published 4 June 2019
Agreements between businesses and individuals occur on a daily basis, but what does it take to make them legally binding? Peter Begbie explains.
Published 31 May 2019
The Scottish Government has failed to prevent SMEs in the construction supply chain from suffering from poor payment performance, according to a new industry survey.
Published 24 May 2019
A lawyer specialising in major construction projects is returning to work for in Aberdeen having played a key role in the redevelopment of the famous Battersea Power Station in London.
Published 16 May 2019
The first three months of this year saw house prices in Aberdeen (city and suburbs) drop by 4.3 per cent from the final quarter of last year, according to latest data published in a new report from Aberdeen Solicitors’ Property Centre.
Published 2 May 2019
Given a number of Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) accusations against key suppliers to the construction sector, Jamie Dunne from law firm Brodies has looked into the issue in more detail.
Published 23 April 2019
The recently published judgment of O’Farrell J in Swansea Stadium Management Co. Ltd v Swansea City and County Council ( EWHC 2192 (TCC)) provides guidance on limitations of time clauses contained in collateral warranties and acts as a reminder that collateral warranties are capable of being time barred.
Published 18 April 2019
Persimmon’s continued efforts to improve its customer care culture and operations are to be assessed in an independent review.
Published 5 April 2019
Solicitor Amy Drew of Scottish lawyers MacRoberts addresses changes to the law in the wake of recent cases relating to “smash and grab” adjudications.
Published 1 April 2019
Persimmon is to become the first major UK housebuilder to offer a retention policy to protect homebuyers from repair problems.
Published 21 March 2019
National law firm Shoosmiths has made three new appointments to its real estate team in Edinburgh.
Published 21 March 2019
An architecture employee who admitted carrying out an armed robbery on a Dundee bookmakers has been given a 32 month jail sentence.
Published 13 March 2019