Construction

As one of the largest and best known construction groups in Scotland, we can provide outstanding breadth and depth of experience to our clients. No other firm in Scotland has such strong connections with all sectors of the Scottish construction industry.

 

 

  • Construction "Living Wills": protecting the public sector in the event of service provider collapse? Back in November 2018 the Cabinet Office set out a plan which it hoped would allow public bodies to be better prepared in the event of supplier failure.
  • Construction The three biggest things affecting the construction sector in 2018 Carillion, Brexit and payment issues have hit businesses hard in 2018, with some firms slipping into insolvency and employers left with unfinished buildings. We examine the impact on the construction industry.
  • Construction Building a bright future for Edinburgh Edinburgh is a city that never sits still. Despite Brexit uncertainties recent developments indicate that investment and investors remain very interested in Scotland’s capital city.
  • Construction Modern Slavery Act 2015 – The importance of compliance for UK construction businesses We consider the importance of complying with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the MSA 2015) and highlight the key issues that organisations in the industry must be aware of to ensure compliance.
  • Construction "Smash and Grab": the appeal Back in March of this year, we issued an update on “Smash and Grab”: where are we now?, following Mr Justice Coulson’s decision in S&T (UK) LTD v Grove Developments Limited, which made people stop and think about continuing to use “smash and grab” adjudications.
  • Construction Further consideration of retentions legislation delayed again Further to our e-update on New Legal Rules for Retention in the Construction Sector, the Second Reading of the Aldous Bill [ The Construction (Retention Deposit Schemes) Bill ] which seeks to outlaw retentions unless deposited in the hands of an independent third party, has been pushed back yet again from 26th October 2018 to 23rd November 2018.
  • Construction New legal rules for retention in the construction sector? The problem of people holding onto retention monies longer than they should at various levels within the contractual chain on a construction project whether retention held by an employer, a main contractor, or a sub-contractor, has long been a problem in the construction sector.
  • Construction Ten tips when reviewing design responsibility in a construction contract The day to day reality faced by many construction contractors is a fast paced and competitive business environment with a continuing need to win business and maintain good customer relations and to manage time pressure, availability of resources and quite often lengthy complex multi-authored contracts.
  • Construction Construction Act Reform: potential impact on the construction industry The Government is currently consulting on a proposed package of reforms to the construction provisions contained in Part 2 of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (“the 1996 Act”). The consultation is running in parallel with a consultation in relation to retention payments in the construction industry, both of which are due to close on 19 January 2018.
  • Construction Lessons in payment notices and pay less notices Payment disputes in the construction industry are rife and more frequently we see payments awarded by Adjudicators

Construction

Our experience and expertise in construction extends back many decades and MacRoberts’ lawyers are widely respected both in legal circles and within the construction industry.

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