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
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?
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
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
Frances Tait: Combustible cladding ban on high risk buildings in Scotland: What businesses need to know
Frances Tait, who works in the construction and engineering team at Womble Bond Dickinson, outlines the combustible cladding legislation changes set to be introduced in Scotland. Everyone's full attention has been on the Building Safety Bill (now the Building Safety Act 2022) receiving Royal Assent
Adjudicators: off on a frolic of their own? The line between legitimate use of experience and a breach of natural justice
Alice Minick, an associate at Dentons UK and Middle East LLP, believes the Court of Session case Van Oord UK Ltd v Dragados, which overturned an adjudicator's decision on the grounds of a breach of natural justice, provides an interesting opportunity to examine a successful challenge of an
Amy Pairman, associate and construction law expert at Brodies LLP, explores the practicalities of what needs to be done, now the restrictions on rebated fuels are in place. WHAT'S CHANGED
Leona Duff, a solicitor in Anderson Strathern LLP’s commercial litigation team, outlines the new limitation rules being introduced under the Prescription (Scotland) Act 2018 from 1 June 2022. The law
Louise Norris, a partner in the commercial property team at Lindsays, believes Glasgow would be advised to look along the M8 for city centre regeneration inspiration. Bold, innovative ideas - coupled with decisive action - is what’s going to shape our successful city centres of the future.
Sandra Cassels provides an overview of the approach to cladding in Scotland and addresses three discrete points: building Regulations, RICS Guidance and rights of recourse for owners/government assistance. Building Regulations
Clyde & Co recently successfully defended a claim in the All Sheriff Scotland Court against a dissolved company from a pursuer who had previously made a successful claim against another party, writes David Tait. The second action related to a former employer of the pursuer for whom the insurance
Iain Drummond, a partner at Shepherd and Wedderburn, considers a recent case that provides lessons for the construction sector concerning the enforcement of adjudicators’ decisions by companies in liquidation. The recent case of John Doyle Construction (JDC) v Erith Contractors Limited provide
Burness Paull partner Chris Mackay reveals whether courts can be used to recover documents relating to adjudication. Can you use the courts to recover documents from another party for the purposes of adjudication in Scotland?
Construction Delay Series: There are multiple reasons for delay to the project, and only some of them are my fault. Can I get additional time?
In the final article in SCN's exclusive four-part Construction Delay Series, Sandra Cassels, partner in the commercial litigation team at Morton Fraser who specialises in construction and engineering disputes, explores whether a contractor is entitled to some additional time in a case wher
Sandra Cassels, partner in the commercial litigation team at Morton Fraser, continues our four-part Construction Delay Series, which takes a closer look at legal issues surrounding construction delays. The contract should set out the particular factors which should be taken into account in cons