Construction Law

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

Ailsa Thomson: Community Rights to Buy - where are we now?

Ailsa Thomson breaks down the Scottish Government's policy to empower communities and ensure people benefit more fairly from Scotland's land.

Published 2 April 2020

Prison sentence for consultant who supplied fake building warrant

A construction consultant who supplied a fake building warrant to a Dunfermline man having his home extended has been sent to prison.

Published 21 February 2020

BSW Timber acquired by private equity firm

Scottish timber company BSW Timber has been acquired by Leeds-based private equity firm Endless for an undisclosed sum after more than 170 years of family ownership.

Published 20 February 2020

Jordan Hay: Transformation of UK land use crucial to achieving net zero targets

The climate emergency has risen to the top of the UK’s political agenda in recent years, with green issues set to become one of the biggest political hot potatoes of the decade. Last year, the UK legislated for net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. This was recommended by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), the UK’s independent climate advisory body and is one of the most ambitious in the world. Scotland has committed to reaching net zero by 2045, five years earlier than the UK as a whole, writes Jordan Hay.

Published 20 February 2020

Construction begins recovery as optimism hits near two-year high

UK construction firms have reported a boost from receding political uncertainty with business optimism rebounded to its highest since April 2018.

Published 4 February 2020

Lauren Hazlie: Cladding – what you need to know for 2020

Trainee solicitor at Jones Whyte Law, Lauren Hazlie, provides information on high rise cladding and what people should be aware of when looking to buy or sell a property which has inappropriate cladding.

Published 31 January 2020

Construction pulls off ‘Houdini-like turnaround’

Output in the UK construction sector increased by 0.6% during the third quarter of the year following months of flat or falling figures, the latest Office for National Statistics report has shown.

Published 11 November 2019

Construction output falls at slower rate in October

The latest monthly survey of construction purchasing managers has pointed to a sustained decline in UK construction output, with overall volumes of work falling for the sixth consecutive month.

Published 4 November 2019