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.

“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
    • 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

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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