Law Services for Businesses Construction

One of the largest construction law groups in Scotland, renowned for our expertise provided to clients across the Scottish construction sector.

Award-winning construction lawyers

Our award-winning team of construction lawyers advises clients at all stages of the construction process. From advice on appropriate forms of procurement, including drafting and negotiation of contracts (including SBCC, JCT and NEC), to contract and claims advice aimed at dispute avoidance and management and, if necessary, formal dispute resolution procedures, our clients benefit from our market-leading expertise and experience acquired through decades of advising on all aspects of construction law.

Working in partnership with our clients

We take the time to fully understand our clients’ commercial aims and apply our extensive practical experience to identify and manage risk appropriately. We look to identify areas where difficulties could arise and, by addressing these at the start of a project, we aim to reduce the likelihood of costly problems at a later stage.

Our construction lawyers regularly act in teams involving designers, quantity surveyors, funders, planners and claims advisers, working collaboratively to deliver the best possible outcomes for our clients. Solely devoted to construction work, our team can provide straightforward and practical advice to all sectors of the construction market.

Leading experts in construction law

MacRoberts has been at the forefront of Scotland’s construction sector for over 30 years, and our expert lawyers act for clients operating in all areas of the industry, including public sector bodies, private developers, contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers, professionals and insurers.

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  • Major Projects & Infrastructure

    MacRoberts has been at the forefront of PFI and Project Finance since its inception and is established as one of the leading firms in this field.

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  • Corporate Defence

    Specialists in the defence of corporate criminal prosecutions raised in Scotland by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.

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  • Health & Safety

    We advise clients throughout inquests or fatal accident inquiries, including advocacy, and provide support for employees being interviewed either under caution or voluntarily. We also present defence of enforcement action by any other regulator, and provide non-contentious advice regarding risk assessments.

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  • Procurement

    MacRoberts’ procurement team is a market leader in Scotland and recognised throughout the UK for advising contracting authorities and bidders on all aspects of public services.

  • Real Estate Development

    MacRoberts has been involved in some of the most high-profile commercial and residential developments in Scotland, advising on urban development and regeneration, leasing, acquisitions and disposals, site assembly and development, planning, infrastructure, management of assets, funding and corporate property transactions.

  • Healthcare

    Our Healthcare team comprises leaders in their respective fields, who have established excellent reputations in the healthcare sector and have in-depth knowledge of the legal and commercial challenges faced by our clients.

  • Space Sector

    The space sector is considered a key priority for the Scottish Government and, as a full-service law firm, MacRoberts is well placed to advise clients on all legal aspects of their space and transport-related projects.

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Our Awards & Accreditations

  • In 2016, we were one of the first law firms in Scotland to become accredited Living Wage employers.

  • Shortlisted for Firm of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2022.

  • Winners of Corporate & Commercial Team of the Year and Family Law Team of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2020.

  • Our Real Estate team won the Property Team of the Year Award at the British Legal Awards in 2018.

  • Winner of SME of the Year at the Scottish SME Awards 2017, hosted by Scottish Business Insider.

  • Highly Commended for Commercial Team of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2016.

  • In 2019, MacRoberts achieved Cyber Essentials Plus certification, a UK Government entry-level information security standard. 

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO 9001:2015 certification for Quality Management, the most widely recognised quality management system standard in the world.

  • Iso 14001 2015 Environmental Management

    MacRoberts holds the ISO14001:2015 certification for Environmental Management, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to environmental awareness.

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO27001:2013 certification for Information Security, an internationally recognised security gold standard.

  • Business continuity is a critical element of the Business Management System at MacRoberts and we hold full accreditation with the ISO 22301:2019.

  • MacRoberts is a member of IP Inclusive, a network of intellectual property professionals working to make our community more equal, diverse and inclusive.

  • We are active members of the PRIME Programme – an organisation that focuses on ensuring a career in law is open to talent from all economic and social backgrounds.

  • MacRoberts supports the Scottish Business Pledge, a values-led partnership between Government and business that is based on boosting productivity and competitiveness through fairness, equality and sustainable employment.

  • We are supporters of the Partnership for Change, a network of organisations and individuals who share a common ambition to improve diversity on boards and in senior leadership.

  • We are a member of the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (ENEI), a UK-based not-for-profit organisation which helps employers build and maintain diverse teams and inclusive cultures through our membership, training, and consultancy services.

  • MacRoberts was awarded enei's Silver TIDEMark for 2023. TIDE is enei's self-assessment evaluation and benchmarking tool which measures an organisation's overall approach and progress on diversity and inclusion.

  • MacRoberts is a Disability Confident employer, and are committed to disability equality across our firm.

  • MacRoberts fully supports flexible working practices and supports family-friendly working practices.

  • In 2022, MacRoberts received a Bronze Award in Stonewall's Workplace Equality Index for our commitment to LGBTQI+ inclusivity in the workplace.

  • MacRoberts is a longstanding member of Scotland Food & Drink, the leading trade association for Scotland's food and drink industry.

  • MacRoberts is an Associate Member of SELECT, Scotland's largest construction trade association.