A judge in the Outer House of the Court of Session has dismissed an action by the defender in a settled action seeking right of relief from a third party to the case following the grant of absolvitor in their favour.
UK law firm Shoosmiths has been appointed to Taylor Wimpey’s Scottish legal panel. Shoosmiths is the only firm to secure a place on the housebuilder’s legal roster in Scotland, and England and Wales following the conclusion of Taylor Wimpey's latest panel review.
Burness Paull partner Chris Mackay reveals whether courts can be used to recover documents relating to adjudication. Can you use the courts to recover documents from another party for the purposes of adjudication in Scotland?
A farmer who destroyed an ancient cairn to use as topsoil has been fined £18,000. Duncan MacInnes used the earth from Upper Tote Cairn in the north of Skye to help with a building project elsewhere on his land.
In the final article in SCN's exclusive four-part Construction Delay Series, Sandra Cassels, partner in the commercial litigation team at Morton Fraser who specialises in construction and engineering disputes, explores whether a contractor is entitled to some additional time in a case wher
A judge in the Outer House of the Court of Session hearing a commercial action by a contractor relating to the Aberdeen Harbour Expansion Project has rejected from proof averments by a supplier of stone that there was agreement that a lower class of material would be supplied than that specified in
Two companies have been fined after a security guard died of hypothermia when he and his colleague were snowed in on a construction site. Ronnie Alexander was on duty at Afton Windfarm construction site near New Cumnock, East Ayrshire on 21 January 2018 during bad weather. The 74-year-old was found
Sandra Cassels, partner in the commercial litigation team at Morton Fraser, continues our four-part Construction Delay Series, which takes a closer look at legal issues surrounding construction delays. The contract should set out the particular factors which should be taken into account in cons
An English judge has dismissed an appeal by a construction company that was ordered to pay over £220,000 to an aggregate supplier in exchange for supposedly defective aggregate it sold to them for the construction of a warehouse that liquefied in heavy rainfall.
UK law firm TLT has appointed Alyson Cowan as an associate in its Glasgow office, building on the firm’s national strength in projects, infrastructure and construction. Alyson, who joins from Morton Fraser, specialises in non-contentious transactional construction law and brings a wealth
Sandra Cassels, partner in the commercial litigation team at Morton Fraser, continues our four-part Construction Delay Series, which takes a closer look at legal issues surrounding construction delays. If your contract makes provision for an extension of time it should also set out the procedur
A judge in the Outer House of the Court of Session has ruled that an action seeking over £72 million in damages relating to defects in the construction of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Glasgow is competent in spite of a contractual provision requiring disputes to be referred to adjudication.