A window and glass manufacturer owned by Sandy and James Easdale has won a court battle against a Greenock-based window installer after it failed to fulfil a purchasing contract agreed between the companies. Inverclyde Windows Manufacturing Ltd entered into a legally binding agreement to exclusively
To protect customers, the UK government has introduced a new code of practice and ombudsman scheme applying to all private buyers of new homes for owner-occupation anywhere in the UK. Finlay Campbell explains the details. The New Homes Quality Board (NHQB), an independent body established by Westmin
Law firm Gillespie Macandrew has announced the appointment of experienced construction lawyer Ross Taylor to its partnership with effect from 5 July 2022. Mr Taylor joins from Wright Johnston & Mackenzie and brings over 20 years’ experience advising developers, contractors and other SMEs o
Charles Livingstone and Jamie Dunne from Brodies respond to last week's announcement from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) which provisionally found more competition law breaches in the construction sector. The UK's competition law enforcement body, the Competition and Markets Authority (
With the bidding process closing today, Sheelagh Cooley, real estate partner in the Edinburgh office of law firm Shoosmiths, considers the benefits and potential challenges ahead for the operators of Scotland’s Green Freeports. It has been well publicised that the Scottish Government is curren
Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace LLP has welcomed Carolyn Richards as a partner. Ms Richards has almost 30 years’ experience in the new homes sector. An Aberdonian educated at St. Margaret’s School for Girls and the University of Aberdeen, she has practised exclusively in the housebu
The Inner House of the Court of Session has refused an appeal by a whisky distillery against a judge’s decision not to grant interdict in a trade mark infringement case brought against another company proposing to develop a retail site in a village near the distillery. Tomatin Distillery Compa
Recent changes to the law of prescription in Scotland mark an important development to the law in Scotland that will certainly have an impact on construction-related disputes, argues Jonathan Seddon at Morton Fraser. What's the background?
An appeal by a Scottish landfill operator against a decision of the First-tier Tribunal that material used in the construction of landfill cell walls should be taxed at the standard rate has been partially successful. Barr Environmental Ltd raised the action in the FtT challenging Revenue Scotland&r
Jamie Dunne, an associate in the Government, Regulation and Competition team at Brodies LLP, and an accredited specialist in public procurement law, highlights changes to the procurement bill, which will have a significant impact on how construction firms go about bidding for public work contra
Thorntons has strengthened its specialist property teams with the promotion of three new partners. Nicola McCafferty in Dundee and Aimee Gibbons in Glasgow have been appointed as commercial real estate partners while Hannah Fraser in Edinburgh has been elevated to residential property partner.
Senior associate and solicitor advocate Michael Collins has joined BTO Solicitors LLP’s property and professional liability team. Mr Collins trained with BTO, qualifying in 2009, and progressed through the ranks in the firm’s insurance litigation team until 2020. He has since spent two y
Pinsent Masons partner Katherine Metcalfe discusses the expansion of the Single Building Assessment programme. The Scottish Government’s cladding remediation programme continues to generate law reform with the announcement yesterday that the Single Building Assessment (SBS) programme
Shoosmiths has appointed three partners across its real estate teams in Glasgow and Edinburgh. Ian McCann, previously with CMS has joined the Edinburgh office as a construction partner while Lyndsey O’Connor has joined the Glasgow office as a real estate partner from Dentons. Lauren Mill