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Scotland faces difficult decisions if the nation is to achieve its target of installing 8GW of onshore wind by 2030, according to a renewables lawyer. Fraser Gillies, managing partner at Scottish law firm, Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP (WJM), believes a raft of new projects will need consent

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As the government continues to push the construction industry to move more of the building process off-site and into factories, Roddy Cormack, construction specialist at law firm Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP, explores a conundrum which must be solved if the industry is to thrive in this area

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Scotland’s construction industry will face a potential domino effect of insolvencies without some form of government intervention, warns solicitor Roddy Cormack. The construction industry is facing a real uphill struggle. Although some restrictions are lifting, further increasing the work

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Roddy Cormack, accredited specialist in construction law and legal director at Scottish law firm Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP, explores the role of designers in the return to operations for the construction industry in the new COVID normal. It’s important to remember the responsibiliti

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Construction law expert Ross Taylor has called on businesses to come together and stick to digital communication as he believes the special status given in commercial contracts to notices serviced by post could be exploited during lockdown. The Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 has confirmed that

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Construction law specialist Ross Taylor sets out a series of guidelines for those working in the construction sector to improve their current position, and use the inevitable upcoming period of down time to review contracts for future use.  COVID-19 has put us all in completely unchartered terr

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Roddy Cormack, construction law specialist and legal director at Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP, examines P-DfMA (Platform for Design for Manufacture and Assembly) and the general increase in off-site construction, and wonders whether SBCC is keeping up with the curve. P-DfMA is a relatively n

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Construction law specialist Ross Taylor wonders if it’s now time for mandatory payment practices as the construction sector buckles under Brexit-driven worries. On 18 October 2019, the Office for National Statistics released the annual performance statistics for 2018, relative to the UK constr

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Public procurement policy and practice, when it comes to facilitating SME involvement, seems to be focused solely upon ensuring there are opportunities at a sub-contract level. But, asks Roddy Cormack, does this focus miss the sweet spot in terms of actual benefit to the SME economy? There are certa

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A construction specialist solicitor has joined Scottish firm Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP (WJM) as a partner. Ross Taylor, who has headed up Taylor Law in Dunfermline for the last ten years, will be working as part of the firm’s construction team from October 1, specialising in content

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