With Scotland and the rest of the UK continually missing housebuilding targets, Fraser Mitchell, partner in Shepherd and Wedderburn's Property and Infrastructure team, asks: what are the roadblocks to building?
Fraser Mitchell has re-joined Shepherd and Wedderburn as a partner in the planning team, bringing to the firm and its clients almost two decades’ planning expertise, with a particular focus on the housebuilding, commercial property and clean energy sectors. Mr Mitchell, who trained at Shepherd
Peter Smith has joined Shepherd and Wedderburn as a commercial property partner, heading the firm’s real estate team in the Aberdeen office and bringing 19 years’ expertise advising clients in the real estate sector. Mr Smith, who will lead the development of the firm’s real estate
Construction and property consultancy Thomas & Adamson (T&A) has been appointed by law firms Shepherd & Wedderburn and Morton Fraser to deliver over 36,000 sq. ft of commercial fit-outs in Edinburgh and Glasgow city centre. T&A will provide project and cost management servi
Ian Bowie has joined law firm Shepherd and Wedderburn as a partner, bringing to the firm and its clients more than 25 years’ expertise advising on real estate projects, with a particular focus on energy and natural resources. Renowned for his technical skills and client focus, Mr Bowie support
Iain Drummond, a partner at Shepherd and Wedderburn, considers a recent case that provides lessons for the construction sector concerning the enforcement of adjudicators’ decisions by companies in liquidation. The recent case of John Doyle Construction (JDC) v Erith Contractors Limited provide
Eilidh Dobson and Iain Drummond comment on legal aspects of the ongoing materials shortage. It will be news to few that the construction industry is experiencing a serious shortage of key materials. The Construction Leadership Council first warned of shortages (in timber, steel, pitched roofing, pla
Shepherd and Wedderburn has appointed Euan Murray as a partner in its construction and infrastructure team. Mr Murray brings to the firm and its clients 16 years’ experience advising on the procurement, construction and operation of energy and infrastructure projects across the UK.
Planning lawyer Ewan MacLeod provides detail on the Scottish Government’s consultation on the future of Scottish Planning Policy and the removal of the current presumption in favour of sustainable development. In 2014, the Scottish Government introduced a significant change to Scottish Plannin
Leading figures from the homebuilding, legal and banking sectors joined together to celebrate their strong and emerging female talent as part of this year’s International Women’s Day. Supporting this year’s campaign theme, #BalanceforBetter, the event was organised by Taylor Wimpey
Partner David Anderson and senior associate Sian Jefferies Law firm Shepherd and Wedderburn outlines that a recent case demonstrates that a payee to a construction contract may not always require to show that it was their intention to give notice under the Housing Grants, Construction and Regenerati
Euan McLeod On Thursday 23 June the UK public voted in a national referendum in favour of leaving the EU. Shepherd and Wedderburn’s Euan McLeod (Partner) and Kirsteen Milne (Senior Associate) consider the possible outcomes of the vote on UK construction and infrastructure.