Penalties imposed by Revenue Scotland (RS) over the late filing of a land and buildings transaction tax (LBTT) return have been quashed after the tax agency failed to produce evidence that it had taken a decision to impose the penalties, as required by legislation.
A Scottish Parliament committee undertaking an inquiry into construction in Scotland has called on the industry’s leaders to “take ownership” when it comes to tackling long-standing challenges within the sector.
Public sector procurement body Scape Group has published details of its next generation of the Scape Venture frameworks, the procurement arm of the business focused on supporting public/private partnerships and charitable organisations.
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
A lawyer specialising in major construction projects is returning to work for in Aberdeen having played a key role in the redevelopment of the famous Battersea Power Station in London. Iain Miller was the senior construction lawyer for Battersea Power Station Development Company Limited - the develo
The first three months of this year saw house prices in Aberdeen (city and suburbs) drop by 4.3 per cent from the final quarter of last year, according to latest data published in a new report from Aberdeen Solicitors’ Property Centre.
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
Persimmon’s continued efforts to improve its customer care culture and operations are to be assessed in an independent review. Chairman Roger Devlin said the examination will evaluate the effectiveness of the housebuilder’s new measures and processes to determine whether they appropriate
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
Persimmon is to become the first major UK housebuilder to offer a retention policy to protect homebuyers from repair problems. Under the new initiative, which begins today, the company’s standard contract will say 1.5% of the total home value can be withheld by the buyer’s solicitor unti