A building contractor that was hired to construct an extension at a school in Ayrshire has succeeded in an action to enforce an adjudicator’s award following a dispute with the local authority.
Experts in the residential property division of law firm Lindsays are buoyant about price prospects for 2021 in Scotland’s property market after revealing details of their busiest four months on record. The firm recorded almost £100 million worth of sales in just four months.
Sarah Alexander, senior associate at Dentons, discusses the intricacies of the NEC3 subcontract. With fewer than 10 reported decisions from the Court of Session on the interpretation of NEC3, any guidance from the court is welcomed with open arms. This is particularly so while the NEC suite of contr
A former tenant of an office complex in Glasgow that had to vacate the premises for necessary repairs has successfully established its entitlement to abate the rent as a result of the works.
Morton Fraser has been appointed to provide legal services for public local inquiries (PLIs) by the Scottish ministers and UK government. PLIs are a part of the consent process governing some of the country’s largest trunk road infrastructure projects. They ensure that ministers are fully
The director of a demolition company could be jailed for up to two years after he failed to ensure the safety of a workman who was crushed to death in Buckie almost seven years ago. Stuart Thompson was working for SI Dismantling Ltd to demolish a disused abattoir in Great Western Road
A petition has been lodged for a judicial review of the decision by Highland Council to approve plans for the proposed spaceport development in Sutherland. Development agency Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) intends to create Space Hub Sutherland on land owned by Melness Crofters Estate o
Residential property, conveyancing and estate agency firm Simpson & Marwick is going out on its own following a mutual and amicable de-merger from law firm Clyde & Co.
Scottish Construction Now has now included a legal section on its busy website. Sponsored by leading advocates Compass Chambers, Construction Law in Scotland will host news and developments in construction, planning and property law in Scotland.
A subcontractor involved in the Aberdeen Harbour Expansion Project has succeeded in establishing that the main contractor of the project breached the terms of their contract by omitting work within the scope of the subcontract and transferring it to other companies. The pursuer, Van Oord UK Lt
The proprietor of a flat in Edinburgh who sought to establish that their neighbour had a statutory obligation to pay for half the cost of repairs to the external render of the common wall of their building has had their application rejected by the Sheriff Court. Karen Lacey argued that th
Euan Clark is to join the Contractors Legal Group (CLG) at the Joint Contractors Tribunal (JCT), the Scottish Building Federation (SBF) has confirmed. A commercial director at Ashleigh (Scotland) Limited, Mr Clark has been a director of SBF since earlier this year.
Angus Council wrong to consider demolition of building on common good land without consultation, judge rules
Angus Council has admitted defeat in the legal battle regarding its decision to approve the demolition of the former Lochside Leisure Centre in Forfar.
A construction company that unsuccessfully tendered for a local authority contract has failed to establish that the local authority was in breach of transparency obligations imposed on it by the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.
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