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Laura McCorquodale: Construction getting back to work safely as lockdown begins to ease

As the Scottish Government prepares to update its COVID-19 construction sector guidance, Laura McCorquodale details the industry’s six-phase plan to resume work.

Published 28 May 2020

Michael Conroy: COVID-19 and the impact on JCT/SBCC 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 JCT/SBCC of contracts.

Published 16 April 2020

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

Laura McCorquodale: Why 'without prejudice' wording does not create a magical force field of legal protection around documents

A construction adjudication enforcement case in North Lanarkshire highlights why the use of 'without prejudice' does not make documents inadmissible in subsequent proceedings, says Harper Macleod senior associate Laura McCorquodale.

Published 20 February 2020

Trio of construction legal gurus speak at launch of new industry club

Law firm Harper Macleod launched its ‘HM Construction Club’ this week, the first of a series of quarterly seminars scheduled to take place throughout the next year.

Published 13 December 2019

City Property secures £646m property funding deals

City Property has completed a series of three complex funding arrangements totalling £646 million having been advised by the banking & finance team at law firm Harper Macleod.

Published 11 November 2019

Lewis Kemp: Prescription in construction claims – is arguing induced error the answer?

Harper Macleod’s Lewis Kemp looks at a recent case which has taken a new approach to dealing with the problematic application of prescription in construction cases.

Published 22 October 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

Blog: NEC4 – will the 'Next Generation' of standard contracts be a step forward?

Euan Pirie from Harper Macleod highlights the imminent launch of NEC4

Published 24 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

Energy minister backs 'powerhouse' Highlands and Islands renewables industry role

Paul Wheelhouse MSP, the minister for business, innovation and energy, said the strengths of the Highlands and Islands renewable energy industry are central to the Scottish Government's strategy to meet future energy needs.

Published 26 April 2017