Major Projects & Infrastructure

Whether it be health, education, water, roads, rail, carbon capture & storage, hydro, waste or wind, we have the experience and practical know-how to deal with any issues that you may encounter. We are also the only Scottish based firm with a first tier projects practice on the Scottish Government’s Major Projects Panel.

MacRoberts is a market leader in the PPP/NPD sector; we are very well connected in the marketplace and have advised on projects worth in excess of £4 billion.

Our advice does not stop at closing projects; we are increasingly involved in ongoing operational issues such as variations, benchmarkings, refinancings, equity transfers, sub-contract issues, consents, disputes and other matters as projects evolve.

“The industry is not straightforward. Deals are complex and challenging. Our team is adept at identifying issues and managing risks before they arise. Clients expect a high level of market intelligence and insider knowledge, and we always strive to stay ahead of the curve.”

Rod Munro, Head of Major Projects & Infrastructure
    • 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 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.
    • Major Projects & Infrastructure Planning (Scotland) Bill (4) – fees and infrastructure levy This final update on the Planning (Scotland) Bill considers enabling powers for planning fees and introduction of an infrastructure levy. Of course the proposals are subject to amendment as the Bill passes through the Scottish Parliament.
    • Major Projects & Infrastructure Planning (Scotland) Bill (3) – Development Management This update on the Planning (Scotland) Bill considers changes to development management, the process of determining individual planning applications. Of course the proposals are subject to amendment as the Bill passes through the Scottish Parliament.
    • Major Projects & Infrastructure Planning (Scotland) Bill (1) – development planning The Scottish Government has introduced the Planning (Scotland) Bill to the Scottish Parliament. The Bill sets out proposed reforms to the Scottish planning system and is the product of a review process that started in September 2015. The aim was to strengthen and simplify the planning system such that it comes an enabler of high quality development, supporting the delivery of housing and infrastructure and actively encouraging community involvement.
  • ‘Approaches solutions through the client’s eyes.’

    Legal 500
  • 'Approachable and totally reliable.'

    Legal 500
  • ‘Jennifer McKay has a particularly assured manner and can always be depended upon to deliver an outcome in the client’s best interests.’

    Legal 500
  • "Rod Munro is very focused on delivery and proactive in ensuring that all parties are kept up to date at all times and drive towards completion."

    Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession
  • 'Duncan Osler is one of Scotland's leading public procurement experts. Clients say "he's not there for showboating, he's there to get the deal done".'

    Legal 500
  • "MacRoberts has a well-informed, responsive and utterly dependable team."

    Legal 500
  • "MacRoberts is immensely practical in the way they go about things - there is no posturing."

    Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession
  • "A very experienced, professional and knowledgeable team."

    Legal 500

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