Construction Law

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. We are widely recognised as leading experts in our field. So much so that we produced the first authoritative textbook on construction law in Scotland, “MacRoberts on Scottish Construction Contracts”, the third edition of which has recently been published.

Our Services

Our award winning team of construction lawyers advise at all stages of the construction process, from advice on appropriate forms of procurement, including drafting and negotiation of contracts, through to contract and claims advice aimed at dispute avoidance and management and, if necessary, formal dispute resolution procedures. These includes mediation, adjudication, court proceedings, arbitration and expert determination.

Our Experience

We regularly act in teams involving designers, quantity surveyors, funders, planners and claims advisers and we work collaboratively to deliver the best possible outcomes for our clients. We understand our clients’ commercial aims and add value not only through our legal insight but also by applying extensive practical experience to identify and manage risk appropriately. By thinking ahead and anticipating potential problems, we identify areas for our clients where difficulties could arise. By addressing them at the start of a project, we aim to reduce the likelihood of costly problems at a later stage.

Solely devoted to construction work, our approachable team of construction lawyers can provide straightforward advice to all sectors of the construction market. Our clients include public sector bodies, private developers, contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers, professionals and insurers operating in all areas of the construction industry. This means we can fully understand your requirements and you can be confident of a focused and cost-efficient service.

Clients
  • Leading construction and infrastructure companies
  • International engineering companies
  • Large project management consultancies
  • Property development and urban regeneration companies
  • Leading universities and higher education consultancies
  • Local authorities
  • Health boards
  • Major national utility companies
Construction FAQs
  • "I value the advice the team gives and the easy working relationship, and find them to be very commercial and experienced in the field."

    Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession
  • "They are able to provide immediate advice and reassurance."

    Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession
  • "They're very creative, solid, robust and you can rely on them."

    Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession
  • "The team is 'efficient, helpful and thorough'."

    Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession
  • "This firm has developed formidable experience in construction."

    Legal 500
  • "From the outset, the team at MacRoberts was extremely helpful in guiding us through the process at hand. Their communication was first-class and they were professional throughout. We would have no hesitation in instructing them again if required and would recommend them to other organisations."

    Clyde Valley Lifts
  • "High-quality team"

    Legal 500
  • "Their initial approach gives complete confidence. They scope things and give you huge confidence that they know what they're talking about, providing candid advice."

    Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession
  • "They provide excellent service with a prompt response time to queries. They're very knowledgeable in all related matters."

    Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession

Construction at MacRoberts

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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