Inner House dismisses appeal against grant of planning permission in vicinity of Ardencaple House

An appeal against a ruling to reject a legal challenge to the granting of planning permission for a residential development near Ardencaple House had been dismissed.

Published 12 June 2020

COVID-19: Construction site closures

Jane McMonagle and Juliet Haldane discuss whether the latest COVID-19 guidance should mean a closure of construction sites and outline six key factors to consider when implementing a temporary shutdown.

Published 25 March 2020

Elaine McIlroy: MAC report recommendations could simplify new immigration system

Elaine McIlroy, a partner at Brodies LLP, outlines proposed changes to the immigration system and what this means for employers.

Published 29 January 2020

Brodies launches health and safety app for businesses

Brodies LLP has launched a new mobile app to provide information about health and safety obligations for businesses and guidance to help deal with health and safety incidents.

Published 23 October 2019

Ramsay Hall: Tackling fraud in the construction sector

Following recent regulatory investigations into fake certificates for construction workers, corporate and financial crime specialist Ramsay Hall looks at the risk of fraud for organisations in the sector and the practical steps that can be taken to mitigate risk.

Published 16 October 2019

Neil Collar: Retirement living and the new Planning (Scotland) Act

Brodies partner Neil Collar outlines how retirement living is addressed in the Planning (Scotland) Bill, which received Royal Assent last month.

Published 7 August 2019

Housing association secures £40m private placement deal to boost major build programme

Eildon Housing Association has secured a £40 million private placement deal with the Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC), the major investor’s first private placement with a Scottish housing association.

Published 12 July 2019

Brodies secures key infrastructure project appointment

Law firm Brodies LLP has been appointed to advise hub South East Scotland Limited on a number of primary and secondary school projects in East Lothian, West Lothian and Edinburgh.

Published 3 June 2019

Peter Begbie: Legally binding contracts – more than meets the eye

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

Scotland’s first 100% renewable biomass heat and power district network opens

A £24 million heating district network which will help to tackle fuel poverty has opened in Glenrothes.

Published 26 April 2019

Jamie Dunne: Competition crackdown – Five lessons for construction businesses

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

Brodies appoints new planning partner in Aberdeen

Law firm Brodies has strengthened its Aberdeen housebuilding and planning teams with the appointment of a new partner.

Published 8 April 2019

Blog: More competition law breaches by construction companies, against backdrop of declining sectoral awareness

Brodies partner Charles Livingstone considers more competition law breaches by construction companies and the results of a survey by the CMA.

Published 11 January 2019

Blog: Compensation events - the final word?

The recent decision in ICI v Merit Merrell Technology is the latest in a series of decisions in the dispute – described by Mr Justice Fraser as ‘long-running, and bitterly fought’ – relating to steelworks to be carried out by MMT at a new paint manufacturing facility for ICI in Northumberland, write David Arnott and Sara Lannigan.

Published 1 August 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