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.

MacRoberts has been at the forefront of Scotland's construction industry for over 30 years and we understand that, today more than ever, this fast-paced sector is ever changing. Our team has the expertise and industry involvement to deliver the practical solutions our clients require and expect. 

“No matter what the economic climate, all our clients can be assured that they’ll benefit from our deep understanding of the construction sector. With our well-maintained links to the sector and one of the leading specialist teams in Scotland, we have the ability and flexibility to deal with all the legal complexities that the sector continues to present. This is an assurance not all firms can give – but it’s an assurance all clients need today."

Neil Kelly, Head of Construction
    • COVID-19 Virus attacks construction sector It is difficult to say how badly the construction sector in Scotland and the rest of the UK will be affected by COVID-19. One thing is certain, however – the effect could be damaging and significant.
    • Construction Construction Newsletter - January 2020 The first edition of MacRoberts' Construction Newsletter looks at the latest developments across the construction industry and how your business may be affected.
    • Construction Landmark decision on severance in Scottish adjudications On 8 November 2019, Lord Doherty issued a landmark adjudication decision in the case of Dickie & Moore Limited v The Trustees of the Lauren McLeish Discretionary Trust - it is the decision we have all been waiting for.
    • Construction Statutory Umbrella: Court rules payment notice provisions are extended in hybrid contract A Contractor attempted to recover a £2.68m sum from a Sub-Contractor on the basis of an invalid payment notice in a hybrid contract.
    • Construction Remember, remember... In LJH Paving Limited v Meeres Civil Engineering Limited, the High Court has reaffirmed the position on several issues in relation to disputed adjudication decisions.
  • "With expertise across the board, MacRoberts maintains an excellent position in the Scottish construction market; its contentious team has a particularly impressive reputation. Market sources praise the commercial and pragmatic nature of the group's advice."

    Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession
  • "Neil Kelly is an outstanding advocate of construction and contract law."

    Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession
  • Market observers note that Neil Kelly's "wealth of experience makes him a foremost practitioner for the most complex contentious matters."

    Legal 500
  • "MacRoberts LLP's team is 'always quick to respond' and 'provides insightful advice with a clear, commercial basis'."

    Legal 500

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