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
    • 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.
  • "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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