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Shona Frame, a partner and construction sector expert at law firm CMS, sets out tips for companies to deliver successful environmental, social and governance practices across their business. The focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations within the construction sector continu

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Law firm CMS has appointed Fenella Mason as a partner in the firm’s infrastructure, construction and energy (ICE) disputes practice in Edinburgh. Fenella, who joins from Burness Paull where she led the firm’s construction and projects team for 13 years, has more than 30 years of exp

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Façade, window and door designer, manufacturer and installer CMS Group has appointed Andrew Charters as group finance director. Mr Charters joins Maven Capital Partners-backed CMS from the Scottish Football Association (SFA) where he has held the post of director of finance and IT for the las

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A new survey of senior and legal management within the global construction industry has showed unanimous agreement that risk management on projects can be further improved. Of those interviewed, 38% felt that ‘time’ was the single most important factor in triggering conflict while 38% id

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United Capital has again expanded its portfolio with the acquisition of Saltire Facilities Management, a company with over 320 direct employees and an annual turnover of circa. £30 million, for an undisclosed sum. Glasgow-headquartered Saltire Facilities Management was founded in 2000 as a pub

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Construction sector specialist lawyer Shona Frame discusses some of the pressures the industry has come under since the COVID-19 outbreak, the potential contractual issues arising from this and provides some advice on how companies can take practical steps to protect their position. Last month the c

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Emergency legislation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been welcomed by the Scottish Property Federation (SPF). Having gained unanimous support from MSPs yesterday, the Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill supports and complements the Coronavirus Act 2020, passed by the UK&nb

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CMS senior associate Christopher Dickson discusses the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on construction contracts. While the worst effects of the coronavirus outbreak have so far largely been felt in China, the escalating number of confirmed cases reported in Italy over the past few days has cont

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As the world’s largest oil and gas companies face mounting pressure to address the climate emergency, new research from CMS reveals that a significant majority of the sample – equivalent to half of worldwide production – is adapting their strategy to invest in a more diverse energy

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Shona McCusker Shona McCusker on the English Technology and Construction Court’s decision in a construction case dealing with the difficulties in challenging enforcement of an adjudicator’s decision.

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