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Sarah Stewart from Burness Paull considers the Scottish Government's Heat Networks Bill and its impact on the housing and heating industries. District heating, also known as a heat network, is a distribution system of insulated pipes that takes heat from a central source and delivers it to a number

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The new process virtual mediation for construction companies may not be as effective and is also less secure unless certain measures are put in place, warns Ian Timlin. Organisations that are looking to use mediation as a way to resolve a dispute without the need for costly litigation need to be awa

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Lauren Hazlie, property solicitor at Jones Whyte, details the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the housing market by discussing the extension to the Additional Dwelling Supplement Tax reclaim period. In Scotland, Additional Dwelling Supplement (ADS) Tax must be paid by a buyer on the purchase o

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Scotland’s construction industry will face a potential domino effect of insolvencies without some form of government intervention, warns solicitor Roddy Cormack. The construction industry is facing a real uphill struggle. Although some restrictions are lifting, further increasing the work

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Now is the time to consider the role of Modern Methods of Construction in the future of the construction sector, says partner Ian Atkinson and solicitor Ryan Lavers at law firm Womble Bond Dickinson. The construction sector is fundamentally important to the UK economy. Often cited as the barome

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Ailsa Thomson breaks down the Scottish Government's policy to empower communities and ensure people benefit more fairly from Scotland's land. As part of the Scottish Government's policy to empower communities and ensure people benefit more fairly from Scotland's land, on 26 April 2020 the right to b

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The climate emergency has risen to the top of the UK’s political agenda in recent years, with green issues set to become one of the biggest political hot potatoes of the decade. Last year, the UK legislated for net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. This was recommended by the Committee on

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Trainee solicitor at Jones Whyte Law, Lauren Hazlie, provides information on high rise cladding and what people should be aware of when looking to buy or sell a property which has inappropriate cladding. Over the past couple of decades, a number of high rise buildings in the UK have been built with

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Agreements between businesses and individuals occur on a daily basis, but what does it take to make them legally binding? Peter Begbie explains. A written contract is a common – and often most advisable – way of legally formalising an agreement. However, it is also possible to establish

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Given a number of Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) accusations against key suppliers to the construction sector, Jamie Dunne from law firm Brodies has looked into the issue in more detail. The Competition and Markets Authority has recently accused six key suppliers to the construction sector

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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 ca

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Solicitor Amy Drew of Scottish lawyers MacRoberts addresses changes to the law in the wake of recent cases relating to “smash and grab” adjudications. In March and December of 2018, we published updates about recent case law which changed the position in relation to &ldquo

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