Law firm Burness Paull has appointed real estate lawyer David Stewart as a partner, bringing the firm's total to 86 partners across its Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow offices. Mr Stewart joins the firm from Morton Fraser and brings more than 20 years of experience, with a particularly strong backgr
Spring 2023 will be a significant time for developers as the UK and Scottish governments progress their separate cladding remediation programmes. Each government’s programme is at a different stage. Caroline Maciver (partner) and Lynda Ross (director) from the construction team at law firm Bu
Property developer Summix Capital has completed the purchase of a development site at Central Quay in Glasgow from XLB to progress its plans to deliver a mixed-use project. The prime brownfield site includes a current office building at 2 Central Quay, as well as a neighbouring 4.43-acre d
Victoria Blair, senior solicitor at Burness Paull, on the benefits of housebuilding and the need for more investment in the sector. On 20th May the housebuilding sector got together for the first time in over two years at the flagship Homes for Scotland lunch. While providing a chance to network and
Burness Paull has completed a letting at BAM TCP Atlantic Square Limited’s 2 Atlantic Square, Glasgow, in the heart of the city’s International Financial Services District.
A public law and net zero policy development expert has joined law firm Burness Paull. Richard Lockhart was previously general counsel of national infrastructure centre of expertise, Scottish Futures Trust.
Chris Mackay and Andrew Little from Burness Paull look at the Scottish Appeal Court decision in relation to the Aberdeen Harbour Expansion Project and what it means for NEC contracts going forward. A decision of the Scottish appeal court has confirmed that NEC contracts are not charters for contract
Construction legal expert Chris Horsley provides an insight into the measures suggested by the Scottish Government which contracting authorities may take in order to try to mitigate the current market pressures on resources. The ongoing squeeze on construction material supplies has been he
Burness Paull's Kathleen McAnea looks at the implications of the current shortage in construction materials and offers suggestions for companies who may be impacted. In March there was much industry chatter about the materials shortage in construction and the impact on housebuilders.
Andrew Little, senior associate at Burness Paull, discusses the issues surrounding adjudication enforcement. The Queensferry Crossing is the longest three-tower, cable-stayed bridge in the world spanning 1.7 miles across the Firth of Forth between Edinburgh, at South Queensferry, and Fife, at North
Sarah Stewart from Burness Paull considers the Scottish Government's Heat Networks Bill and its impact on the housing and heating industries. District heating, also known as a heat network, is a distribution system of insulated pipes that takes heat from a central source and delivers it to a number
Coronavirus has caused significant delay to numerous projects across the UK. But what if it is critical that a project still completes by a specified date such as a school or student accommodation? As steps are made to move out of lockdown, parties may seek to accelerate works. What is an accel
Colin Clelland from Burness Paull’s construction team dissects at what the latest Scottish Government guidance means for the sector. The latest guidance for the construction sector from the Scottish Government was issued this week and summarises the current position with some degree of clarity
Homes for Scotland (HFS) has announced a new three-year deal with commercial law firm Burness Paull LLP for sponsorship of its flagship Annual Lunch. The event, which attracted some 1,100 senior representatives in 2019, is the largest such industry gathering and is followed by an awards ceremony sho
A lawyer specialising in major construction projects is returning to work for in Aberdeen having played a key role in the redevelopment of the famous Battersea Power Station in London. Iain Miller was the senior construction lawyer for Battersea Power Station Development Company Limited - the develo