Coronavirus has caused significant delay to numerous projects across the UK. But what if it is critical that a project still completes by a specified date such as a school or student accommodation? As steps are made to move out of lockdown, parties may seek to accelerate works. What is an accel
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
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
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
Surveyor Tom Laurie talks about the many, but perhaps little known, exceptions that exist for Home Reports. Home Reports, now a wholly accepted part of Scotland’s residential property landscape, celebrated their tenth anniversary late last year. But, remarkably enough, there remains a signific
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
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
The recently published judgment of O’Farrell J in Swansea Stadium Management Co. Ltd v Swansea City and County Council ( EWHC 2192 (TCC)) provides guidance on limitations of time clauses contained in collateral warranties and acts as a reminder that collateral warranties are ca
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
Are you involved in a construction project? If so, are you fully aware of the changes to SEPA’s Controlled Activities Regulations which came into effect in September? Burness Paull’s Kate Primrose outlines what is required. The updated Controlled Activities Regulations (“CAR&
Rebecca Barrass provides an insight on a Court of Appeal ruling into a ‘smash and grab’ construction case. Back in March of this year, we issued an update “Smash and Grab”: where are we now? following Mr Justice Coulson’s decision in S&T (UK) LTD v Grove Development
Emily Leonard In a judgment handed down yesterday, the Court of Appeal unanimously dismissed a contractor’s appeal in a case where both parties had agreed on the allocation of the risk of concurrent delay. Emily Leonard and Hannah Gardiner consider this ruling in more detail.
Kirsty Glennan Kirsty Glennan, senior solicitor at Burness Paull, writes on impending changes to Scottish land law.
Rebecca Barrass Rebecca Barrass looks at the litigation surrounding the Glendoe Hydro-Electric Scheme
Lynsey Reid outlines the “agent of change” principle in planning policy. On 16 February 2018 researchers from the Universities of Edinburgh, Newcastle and Turku in Finland published the UK’s first live music venue census. The survey found that 29% of small music venues (defined as those with l