Morton Fraser



Morton Fraser wins transport infrastructure appointment

Morton Fraser has been appointed to provide legal services for public local inquiries (PLIs) by the Scottish ministers and UK government.

Published 16 November 2020

Claire Logue: What next for COVID-19’s impact on construction contracts?

Coronavirus has had a significant impact on construction projects in terms of delay as well as direct and indirect costs and Claire Logue says it is uncertain how these will be dealt with by the courts.

Published 22 June 2020

Iain Young: How can the COVID-19 pandemic affect a company’s ability to make key decisions?

Iain Young comments on the importance for companies of reviewing their articles of association at this time.

Published 23 April 2020

Ailsa Thomson: Community Rights to Buy - where are we now?

Ailsa Thomson breaks down the Scottish Government's policy to empower communities and ensure people benefit more fairly from Scotland's land.

Published 2 April 2020

Jonathan Seddon: Coronavirus and construction projects procured under JCT

Morton Fraser's head of construction law Jonathan Seddon looks at the potential impact of coronavirus on UK construction projects being procured under JCT.

Published 19 March 2020

Morton Fraser lands Scottish Government property contract

Morton Fraser has been reappointed under the Scottish Government’s Legal Services Framework to provide general property legal services for the next two years, with the option to extend the contract for a further two.

Published 20 February 2020

Julie Scott-Gilroy accredited as construction specialist

Julie Scott-Gilroy, an associate at Morton Fraser, has been accredited as a specialist in construction law by the Law Society of Scotland.

Published 17 December 2019

Jonathan Seddon: The future is pre-fab

Morton Fraser’s Jonathan Seddon determines the pros and cons of a modular approach to delivering homes compared to traditional building.

Published 12 December 2019

Elspeth Carson: The future of business parks

Morton Fraser’s Elspeth Carson asks whether the rise of city centre living and office developments could spell the end for the edge of town business park.

Published 4 October 2019

Jonathan Seddon: Does your performance bond do what you expect it to do?

By Jonathan Seddon, a partner and head of construction law at Morton Fraser

Published 12 July 2019

Alyson Cowan: Importance of limitation clauses in collateral warranties

The recently published judgment of O’Farrell J in Swansea Stadium Management Co. Ltd v Swansea City and County Council ([2018] EWHC 2192 (TCC)) provides guidance on limitations of time clauses contained in collateral warranties and acts as a reminder that collateral warranties are capable of being time barred.

Published 18 April 2019

Blog: Constructions contracts are already featuring Brexit clauses

Commercial real estate specialist Jonathan Seddon discusses the Brexit concerns that now regularly feature in construction contract negotiations and the implications being felt with regards to workforce and tariffs.

Published 9 November 2018

Blog: Community Empowerment - right to force the sale of abandoned, neglected or detrimental land

Following the transfer of the Island of Ulva to the North West Mull Community Woodland Company, Amy Entwistle looks at the right to force the sale of abandoned, neglected or detrimental land.

Published 11 July 2018

Blog: Cracking the student accommodation construction cost conundrum

Is affordability the biggest challenge facing the purpose built student accommodation (PBSA) market at the moment? If it is, then it is also the biggest opportunity, writes Jonathan Seddon.

Published 15 August 2017

Infrastructure contract wins for law firm Morton Fraser

Morton Fraser has won two key tenders that underline its ongoing support for the Scottish Government and its agencies in delivering major infrastructure projects.

Published 10 November 2016