National law firm Shoosmiths has made three new appointments to its real estate team in Edinburgh. The expansion comes as the division looks to further capitalise on sustained business growth and recent client wins.
An architecture employee who admitted carrying out an armed robbery on a Dundee bookmakers has been given a 32 month jail sentence. Last month Nathan Ritchie pled guilty to entering the William Hill branch in Broughty Ferry and pulling a knife on a worker last July.
A former architecture employee has admitted carrying out an armed robbery on a Dundee bookmakers six weeks after losing his job, a court has heard. Nathan Ritchie had been working for a practice in Dundee – but was made redundant last summer without a severance package.
Small and medium-sized (SME) firms in the Scottish construction sector are remaining stable in the face of continuing political uncertainty, according to a report by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) Scotland. The FMB’s latest State of Trade Survey found that the pace of growth amon
UK law firm TLT has continued the rapid growth of its real estate team in Scotland with the appointment of Joanna Hamilton as legal director and Stephanie Hands as solicitor. Hamilton joins TLT as a highly experienced real estate lawyer having advised businesses, notably developers, utilities and en
Scottish Borders Council has lost a legal battle over the sale of land for a new hotel, restaurant and housing development in Galashiels. In March 2017, the local authority entered into missives for the sale of the former Burgh Yard to Ramoyle Developments and subsequently granted planning perm
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&
Davidson Chalmers has launched a new service which aims to support clients, including those within the construction sector, who find themselves involved with the regulators. The Edinburgh-based commercial law firm has recruited Laura Irvine as its 11th partner to head up its newly launched Regulator
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.
East Renfrewshire Council breaks ground with ‘ambitious’ social housing development Work to build the first council homes in East Renfrewshire for a generation continues with construction now underway at the Fenwick Drive site in Barrhead.