Johnston Carmichael



Hotel company which owes construction firm £3m is liquidated

A company which currently owes Aberdeen-based construction firm Douglas and Stewart Construction more than £3 million has been liquidated.

Published 26 May 2020

Alliance Electrical saves James Davidson and Sons Ltd staff from redundancy

Several workers have been saved from redundancy following the closure of James Davidson and Sons Ltd when it fell into administration in February.

Published 5 March 2020

Johnston Carmichael's construction and property incentives team advises on £290m of projects

Johnston Carmichael’s construction and property incentives team advised on a record £290 million of commercial property projects last year.

Published 8 October 2019

Impending VAT changes ‘could catch construction firms off guard’

Construction contractors who don’t prepare for major VAT changes could face a host of financial difficulties from cashflow problems to reduced profit, one of the UK’s top VAT experts has warned.

Published 16 August 2019

Paul McGonigal: Significant VAT changes on the horizon for building & construction services

Paul McGonigal explores the changes in VAT rules for supplies in the construction industry coming into force from October this year.

Published 24 April 2019

Tony Cochrane: Construction sub-contractor left out of pocket after VAT case

In the recent J&B Hopkins (“J&BH”) Upper Tier Tax Tribunal VAT case, the court agreed with HMRC’s view that the business should be assessed for underpaid VAT, even though the business felt that HMRC would unfairly benefit from such an assessment.

Published 11 February 2019

Administrators appointed at Aberdeenshire construction companies

Two associated Aberdeenshire construction businesses have entered administration with the loss of 33 jobs.

Published 21 March 2018

Buyers sought for Birkwood Castle as administrators appointed at developers

The developer behind the transformation of a 17th century Gothic mansion in South Lanarkshire into a luxury hotel has fallen into administration.

Published 8 January 2018

31 jobs lost as Highland civil engineering firm collapses

Highland civil engineering firm Daviot Group Limited has been liquidated with all 31 employees losing their jobs.

Published 11 October 2017

100 jobs lost as liquidator appointed to Dundee electrical firm

A Dundee professional electrical services company has gone into liquidation resulting in nearly 100 jobs losses.

Published 31 August 2017