Construction Law

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

Scotland’s 2018 national business golf champions crowned at St Andrews

Companies from across the country took part in the national final of Business Fours on Wednesday playing to win a sizeable charitable donation for their chosen cause.

Published 1 June 2018

Blog: Please don’t stop the music!

Lynsey Reid outlines the “agent of change” principle in planning policy.

Published 23 March 2018

Blog: ‘Smash and Grab’ adjudications – too good to be ‘true’?

Ross Cameron looks at whether a recent English case could curb “smash and grab” adjudications.

Published 9 March 2018

Blog: Competition regulator targets construction sector

Charles Livingstone and Adam McCabe from Brodies discuss the Competition and Markets Authority’s plans to tackle anti-competition cartels in the construction sector.

Published 5 March 2018

Business Fours teeing off for Construction, Housing & Property professionals

Scotland’s national business golf tournament Business Fours returns in 2018 with its Spring season after the success of last year’s inaugural tournament.

Published 5 March 2018

Blog: Tools to weather an insolvency storm in the construction industry

In the wake of Carillion's collapse, Shona McCusker looks at the contractual protections available to construction parties.

Published 26 January 2018

Blog: Construction Act reform – potential impact on the industry

Rebecca Barrass looks at the details of a UK government consultation reviewing changes to construction legislation. 

Published 19 January 2018

Homeowner wins appeal over council’s ‘pre-payment condition’ for housing repairs grant

A homeowner involved in a legal dispute with Glasgow City Council has won his appeal after arguing that the local authority acted beyond its powers in imposing a condition attached to the award of grant assistance, which required property owners to pay their share of the cost of repairs to their tenement by the time the final account for the works was issued or be liable for the full costs.

Published 15 November 2017