Construction Law



Former architecture employee jailed for armed robbery

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

Dundee architecture employee admits armed robbery in weeks after redundancy

A former architecture employee has admitted carrying out an armed robbery on a Dundee bookmakers six weeks after losing his job, a court has heard.

Published 6 February 2019

Scottish construction SMEs 'resilient despite Brexit uncertainty'

Small and medium-sized (SME) firms in the Scottish construction sector are remaining stable in the face of continuing political uncertainty, according to a report by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) Scotland.

Published 30 January 2019

TLT continues Scottish real estate expansion

UK law firm TLT has continued the rapid growth of its real estate team in Scotland with the appointment of Joanna Hamilton as legal director and Stephanie Hands as solicitor.

Published 15 January 2019

Developer succeeds in case against Scottish Borders Council over rescission of missives

Scottish Borders Council has lost a legal battle over the sale of land for a new hotel, restaurant and housing development in Galashiels.

Published 11 January 2019

Blog: SEPA’S new licensing requirements: Is your construction site compliant?

Are you involved in a construction project?  If so, are you fully aware of the changes to SEPA’s Controlled Activities Regulations which came into effect in September? Burness Paull’s Kate Primrose outlines what is required.

Published 23 November 2018

Law firm creates new regulatory team to support construction clients

Davidson Chalmers has launched a new service which aims to support clients, including those within the construction sector, who find themselves involved with the regulators.

Published 19 November 2018

Blog: ‘Smash and Grab’: The Appeal

Rebecca Barrass provides an insight on a Court of Appeal ruling into a ‘smash and grab’ construction case.

Published 12 November 2018

Building Briefs – October 31st

Blue Box Design’s new state-of-the-art design and manufacturing facility ha

Published 31 October 2018

Law centre seeking court action over Mackintosh Building fire

Glasgow City Council, the Glasgow School of Art (GSA) and Kier Construction are facing legal action over the aftermath of the Mackintosh Building fire.

Published 22 August 2018

Blog: Concurrent delay and the allocation of risk: Cyden with the contract

In a judgment handed down yesterday, the Court of Appeal unanimously dismissed a contractor’s appeal in a case where both parties had agreed on the allocation of the risk of concurrent delay. Emily Leonard and Hannah Gardiner consider this ruling in more detail.

Published 31 July 2018

Building Briefs – July 12th

East Renfrewshire Council breaks ground with ‘ambitious’ social housing development

Published 12 July 2018

Blog: Plot thickens on returning abandoned land to use

Kirsty Glennan, senior solicitor at Burness Paull, writes on impending changes to Scottish land law.

Published 26 June 2018

Blog: Glendoe Tunnel – the collapse of reasonable skill and care?

Rebecca Barrass looks at the litigation surrounding the Glendoe Hydro-Electric Scheme

Published 6 June 2018

Springfield Properties makes non-executive director appointment

Private and affordable housebuilder Springfield Properties has announced the appointment of Nicholas Ian Cooper as a non-executive director with immediate effect.

Published 1 June 2018