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
Blue Box Design’s new state-of-the-art design and manufacturing facility has been officially opened by Karen Betts, chief executive, Scottish Whisky Association.
Image courtesy of the Glasgow School of Art Glasgow City Council, the Glasgow School of Art (GSA) and Kier Construction are facing legal action over the aftermath of the Mackintosh Building fire.
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.
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
Private and affordable housebuilder Springfield Properties has announced the appointment of Nicholas Ian Cooper as a non-executive director with immediate effect. Mr Cooper, aged 54, is a qualified solicitor with over 20 years’ board experience as an executive and non-executive director, general c
Champions Riddle & Coghill with UK Ladies Long Drive champion Ilona Stubley Companies from across the country took part in the national final of Business Fours on Wednesday playing to win a sizeable charitable donation for their chosen cause.
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