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
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
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
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 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
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
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
Euan Pirie from Harper Macleod highlights the imminent launch of NEC4
Published 24 May 2017
Euan Pirie from Harper Macleod discusses the limited "checks and balances" applied to project managers (PM) under nec 3 contracts.
Published 22 May 2017
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