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Euan Pirie: Dealing with volatile materials costs in construction tenders

Euan Pirie, partner in the specialist construction and engineering contracts advisory team at Harper Macleod LLP, looks at a solution to price uncertainty for construction materials when tendering big contracts.

Published 14 September 2021

Harper Macleod construction specialists help Fife Council seal deal for 260 affordable homes

The specialist construction contract advisory team at Harper Macleod has helped Fife Council beat the clock to close a housing deal with Robertson Construction Group Limited for seven sites across the Kingdom.

Published 10 September 2021

Students to sue Glasgow School of Art for 'underprovided education'

One of Scotland's leading architects has thrown his support behind a class-action lawsuit proposed by students of the Glasgow School of Art (GSA) who have accused the institution of failing to provide adequate tuition during the pandemic.

Published 30 August 2021

Harper Macleod duo accredited as Construction Law Specialists

Two partners at law firm Harper Macleod have been accredited as Construction Law Specialists by the Law Society of Scotland.

Published 27 August 2021

Harper Macleod projects team nears £1bn milestone after decade of hub success

Harper Macleod’s Infrastructure and Projects team has celebrated its 10th anniversary working with the Scottish Government’s hub Programme by looking back on its involvement in more than 40 projects with a total construction value of almost £1 billion.

Published 30 June 2021

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