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 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


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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