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The full impact of the Cladding Remediation Bill, which was recently passed in the Scottish Parliament, is still to be felt within the construction sector, write Shona Frame and Ryan McCuaig. The 2017 Grenfell Tower tragedy, which claimed 72 lives, put a sharp focus on the safety of cladding systems

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Formal building contracts are a fundamental part of any construction project, specifying the contractual obligations on all parties, avoiding any ambiguities and the need for third-party interventions that can add to project costs and timescales, writes Ian McCann. The Joint Contracts Tribunal

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With changes upcoming to the time limit for enforcement action in England for breaches of planning control, Brodies partner Neil Collar and associate George Sismey-Durrant highlight other differences in planning law between England and Scotland. From 25 April, the time limit for enforcement action i

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Shona Frame, a partner and construction sector expert at law firm CMS, sets out tips for companies to deliver successful environmental, social and governance practices across their business. The focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations within the construction sector continu

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With a consultation now underway about a similar post-Grenfell Building Safety Levy to one introduced to impose a levy on certain new builds in England, Ledingham Chalmers LLP partner David Scott looks at what might happen north of the border. After the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017, the UK Gover

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Gilson Gray legal director Gregor Duthie shares his thoughts on the Register of Controlling Interests in Land and what it means for overseas investors and trusts that hold Scottish property. Greater transparency over the ownership of property in Scotland – and the UK, for that matter – h

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In the recent case of Tilbury Douglas Construction Limited v Ove Arup & Partners Scotland Limited CA117/21 [2023] CSOH 53 the issue of prescription was revisited by Lord Harrower at a preliminary proof, writes Karen Cornwell. By way of background, the ongoing case involves the development of a f

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SCN is delighted to introduce a three-part series taking place over the next month that will take a closer look at inflation and other challenges currently facing construction companies as well as what the industry can do to be best prepared. The series is compiled by Julie Scott-Gilroy, legal direc

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Caroline Maciver and Lynda Ross from Burness Paull round up the developers that have signed up for the Scottish Safer Buildings Accord and what the commitments entail. Eight large developers have signed letters to Scottish Ministers expressing their support for the Scottish Gover

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