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Politically and economically, 2022 was a tumultuous year. Despite an encouraging start, by the third quarter it was clear that Scotland’s property sector was being impacted by spiralling inflation, soaring energy costs and increasing interest rates, writes Barry McKeown. Yet, let me recall som

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Employment lawyer Pauline Hughes outlines the implications of changes to flexible working laws. The Scottish Government has recently announced that they will soon be passing new legislation around flexible working, updating the current rules to, ironically, make the scheme more flexible for emp

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Litigation lawyer Richard McMeeken discusses a recent decision involving a building contractor which has clarified certain aspects of the law of bribery in Scotland. In Oil States Industries (UK) Limited v "S" Limited; Lagan Building Contractors Limited (in administration); John Hansen and Stuart Ir

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Andrew Diamond, partner and head of residential property at Lindsays, reveals how ‘subject to purchase’ bids hold potential for unlocking opportunities to bring more homes on to market as well as greater buying power. Contract clauses which make home sales subject to the seller buying th

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Keith Kilburn and David Arnott outline how international arbitration can be used in the construction industry. International arbitration is a well-recognised dispute resolution process for construction projects throughout the world. It offers numerous benefits to parties, including the ability

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To protect customers, the UK government has introduced a new code of practice and ombudsman scheme applying to all private buyers of new homes for owner-occupation anywhere in the UK. Finlay Campbell explains the details. The New Homes Quality Board (NHQB), an independent body established by Westmin

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With the bidding process closing today, Sheelagh Cooley, real estate partner in the Edinburgh office of law firm Shoosmiths, considers the benefits and potential challenges ahead for the operators of Scotland’s Green Freeports. It has been well publicised that the Scottish Government is curren

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Recent changes to the law of prescription in Scotland mark an important development to the law in Scotland that will certainly have an impact on construction-related disputes, argues Jonathan Seddon at Morton Fraser. What's the background?

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Jamie Dunne, an associate in the Government, Regulation and Competition team at Brodies LLP, and an accredited specialist in public procurement law, highlights changes to the procurement bill, which will have a significant impact on how construction firms go about bidding for public work contra

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Pinsent Masons partner Katherine Metcalfe discusses the expansion of the Single Building Assessment programme. The Scottish Government’s cladding remediation programme continues to generate law reform with the announcement yesterday that the Single Building Assessment (SBS) programme

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