Delivering around £21 billion of Scotland’s GDP and employing over 170,000 people, the construction industry remains one of the largest business sectors in Scotland.

The construction sector was put under huge strain during the recent global economic downturn. Some of the key challenges still facing the industry include:

  • shortage of skilled labour
  • cash flow management
  • supply chain management
  • lack of proper funding and investment


These challenges, coupled with the high risk and complex nature of many building and civil engineering projects, require lawyers who can provide a deep understanding of the industry as well as practical, commercial and to-the-point legal advice.

MacRoberts have been recognised experts in construction law for over 30 years. We have one of the largest construction teams in Scotland including five specialists accredited by the Law Society of Scotland. We are widely recognised as leading experts in our field, so much so that we produced the first authoritative textbook on construction law in Scotland, “MacRoberts on Scottish Construction Contracts”, the third edition of which has recently been published.

MacRoberts can provide market leading advice and great depth of experience on the full range of construction law issues. Our team of experts can advise on all aspects and at all stages of the construction process including:

  • Procurement
  • Contract assembly and negotiation
  • Dispute resolution – mediation, adjudication, arbitration and court proceedings
  • Project finance
  • Warranties, performance bonds and guarantees
  • Regulatory including Health and Safety
  • The construction aspects of specialist projects in areas such as health, transport and energy


We advise employers, consultants, contractors, sub-contractors and suppliers in both the private and public sectors and also their insurers. We also advise and act as adjudicators and arbitrators.



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