Construction Law



Blog: Lessons in payment notices and pay less notices

Shona McCusker looks at two recent cases highlighting the difficulties in practice with payment and pay less notices.

Published 13 November 2017

Building Briefs – September 11th

Edinburgh Hotel expands with 43-bed Princes Street wing

Published 11 September 2017

Liquidators appointed to Glasgow kitchen manufacturer

Kitchen and bedroom manufacturer Trade Kitchen Centre Limited has applied to Glasgow Sheriff Court to be wound up under the Insolvency Act 1986.

Published 29 August 2017

Blog: Statutory notices and duties of solicitors - the £600,000 Blandfield bill

Gillian Craig looks at the risk attaching to ownership in an imperfect registration system.

Published 4 August 2017

Case review: Did you mean to give notice?

Law firm Shepherd and Wedderburn outlines that a recent case demonstrates that a payee to a construction contract may not always require to show that it was their intention to give notice under the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 when serving a payment notice.

Published 31 July 2017

And finally... Tradesmen lift the lid on cowboy customers

The crimes of cowboy builders are well publicised, but a new study has found that rogue traders may well be out-numbered by rogue customers.

Published 31 May 2017

Blog: How can you protect your construction business from bad debt?

Head of EQ Property & Construction Steven Todd provides tips to protect your construction business from bad debt.

Published 29 May 2017

Blog: Managing the power of a PM under nec 3 contracts without 'death by Z clause'

Euan Pirie from Harper Macleod discusses the limited "checks and balances" applied to project managers (PM) under nec 3 contracts.   

Published 22 May 2017

Blog: Should an adjudicator disclose knowledge of related cases?

The 2016 case of Beumer revolved around a major construction project at Gatwick Airport and provides clarity on whether an adjudicator should, during an adjudication, disclose to the parties that he or she is also acting as an adjudicator in a separate adjudication involving one of the parties, writes Alistair Dean at Anderson Strathern.

Published 9 May 2017

Building Briefs – April 24th

Hadden Construction to build £4.7m Perth motorstore

Published 24 April 2017

Building Briefs – April 21st

CMS Window Systems wins Queen's Award for Enterprise

Published 21 April 2017

Blog: The future of the Scottish planning system

Scotland needs a planning system which nurtures growth and unlocks the potential of our people and places according to the Scottish Government. So what can we, or should we, expect from the draft planning bill which is expected to be introduced in the autumn, asks Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie’s Nicola Martin.

Published 12 April 2017

Blog: Community Right-to-Buy can offer opportunities for developers

Many housebuilders and property developers hold an unfortunate perception around the extension of Community Right-to-Buy, introduced by the Scottish Government last year.

Published 29 March 2017

Building Briefs – March 22nd

Green light for Inverclyde Early Years Centre

Published 22 March 2017