Greater standardisation, collaboration and incentivisation are required to make Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) work at scale, according to a group of industry experts.
Construction Delay Series: There are multiple reasons for delay to the project, and only some of them are my fault. Can I get additional time?
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
Outer House judge rejects averments of pre-contract discussions in dispute over quality of construction stone
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
English High Court orders construction company to pay over £220,000 for aggregate it claimed was unfit for purpose
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
The owners of a hotel in Renfrewshire have failed to overturn a decision of Renfrewshire Council to remove land adjacent to the hotel from a list of sites allocated for residential development.
Construction Delay Series: I have submitted a claim for additional time; how long do I have to wait for a decision? What are the consequences if no decision is made?
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
Action for over £72m in damages relating to alleged defects in Glasgow hospital ruled competent by Outer House
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.
Police investigating allegations of corruption within Dundee City Council's Construction Services have concluded their inquiry and reported three men to the procurator fiscal, The Courier reports. The inquiry, which was delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic, was launched following allegations in the news
The process of planning and paying to build renewable energy schemes in Scotland needs to be simpler and less costly to better tackle the climate challenge, according to a senior lawyer who is advising on a number of schemes across the country, as well as acting for landowners. Susan Law, a partner
Developer of unprofitable Aberdeen flats loses appeal against breach of contract action by project manager
The Inner House of the Court of Session has refused a reclaiming motion by a development company ordered to pay over £200,000 to a project management firm it contracted to manage a development in Aberdeen after being found in breach of contract.
Rebecca Barrass, senior associate in MacRoberts’ Construction team, considers a recent appeal hearing relating to Fraser Harbour Commissioners v McLaughlin Harvey Limited. Contracts allowing for Alternative Dispute Resolution mechanisms: Access to the courts remains a “basic principle&rd
Construction Delay Series: What is a Relevant Event and what effect does it have on the completion date?
Scottish Construction Now is delighted to introduce a four-part series taking place this month that will take a look at legal issues surrounding construction delays. The series is compiled by Sandra Cassels, partner in the commercial litigation team at Morton Fraser, who specialises in construction