Fraud and bribery in the construction sector – another sting in the tail

Having previously identified the high risk of financial crime in the construction sector, solicitor Ramsay Hall is now joined by colleague Paul Marshall to provide an update on recent developments.

Published 20 August 2021

Fiona McLeod: Update – revised property factors code of conduct

Fiona McLeod provides a brief overview of the changes introduced by the Scottish Government's revised code of conduct for property factors.

Published 22 July 2021

Heat Networks: are things hotting up for housebuilders?

Heat networks have not been widely adopted in the UK due to a lack of regulation and resulting lack of consumer confidence. They also require significant upfront capital costs. As Scotland is the first nation within the UK to bring out legislation in this area, Sarah-Jane McArthur and Sarah Stewart outline the issues which need to be addressed.

Published 29 April 2021

Ramsay Hall: Addressing modern slavery in the construction sector

Following the launch of a Police Scotland campaign aimed at tackling modern slavery concerns within the construction sector, Ramsay Hall outlines what modern slavery actually involves and what can be done when there's concern about its presence in the supply chain.

Published 21 April 2021

Brodies expands planning law practice with three new appointments

Law firm Brodies LLP has appointed three lawyers to its planning law practice.

Published 24 March 2021

Jamie Dunne: Construction's competition problem

The latest director disqualifications are a reminder to every company in the construction sector of the importance of ensuring that staff understand what conduct will expose their firm to prosecution, writes Jamie Dunne.

Published 23 March 2021

Ramsay Hall: FCA warning notice to Carillion for misleading messaging – a lesson for the construction industry

As the Financial Conduct Authority investigation into the 2018 Carillion case concludes with the watchdog intending to take further action against its directors, Ramsay Hall argues that the lessons for the industry as a whole is that sending out misleading messages to the market about a company's position isn't acceptable and will land businesses in hot water.

Published 22 December 2020

Sharkey target Platinum first at Brodies fit-out

Sharkey has been appointed to deliver the 44,000 sqft office headquarters fit-out for law firms Brodies.

Published 8 December 2020

Ramsay Hall: Fraud and COVID-19 – seven ways to manage risk

Solicitor Ramsay Hall outlines the cost of fraud to the construction industry and reveals how businesses can minimise risk.

Published 4 November 2020

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