Coronavirus (Scotland) Act

Michael Conroy: COVID-19 and NEC Contracts

With the Scottish Government and the Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum advising that all non-essential building sites in Scotland should close in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Harper Macleod partner Michael Conroy outlines what this means for building projects that are governed by the NEC suite of contracts.

Published 15 April 2020

Fraser Mitchell: Despite emergency measures, challenges remain for Scotland’s planning system

Fraser Mitchell, planning partner at Shoosmiths in Scotland, considers the impact of COVID-19 on Scotland’s planning system and notes that significant challenges remain to maintain an effective planning system during the lockdown and beyond.  

Published 14 April 2020

Scottish Government announces new measures to protect business tenants

The Scottish Government has announced new measures to protect business tenants during the current coronavirus pandemic, with the notice period for commercial leases extended from 14 days to 14 weeks.

Published 14 April 2020

RTPI Scotland welcomes emergency planning legislation

RTPI Scotland has welcomed emergency legislation that will ensure planning permissions due to lapse during the six-month ‘emergency period’ will be extended for a further year.

Published 6 April 2020

Janet McIntyre and Gary Thomas: Coronavirus support for commercial tenants

Thorntons commercial property partners Janet McIntyre and Gary Thomas summarise emergency legislation introduced in Scotland to prevent the eviction of commercial tenants who are unable to pay their rent because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Published 6 April 2020