need help?
Solicitors in Scotland | Specialists in Dispute Resolution

For You... ...For Your Business... ...For Life

Articles & Updates

Applied knowledge aids change

articles & updates

Latest update

Why do publicly procured construction projects go wrong so often?

August 12, 2019

Recent media coverage regarding the delayed opening and spiralling costs of the new children's hospital in Edinburgh has raised questions about why yet another publicly procured construction project appears to have g...

“New Parliamentary Bill should include ‘rogue builder’ provision”
July 26, 2019

Ross Taylor, principal solicitor at Taylor Law is calling for the The New Build Homes (Buyer Protection)(Scotland)Bill, proposed by Graham Simpson M ...

Bill Seeks to Close Consumer Protection Gap for House Buyers
July 5, 2019

Time to close the “lottery” when buying a new-build home. In supporting The New Build Homes (Buyer Protection)(Scotland)Bill- proposed by Grah ...

Can you dispute true value, before you’ve paid?
May 2, 2019

Do you remember the directions of Sir Rupert Jackson in November 2018, in S & T (UK) Limited v Grove Developments Limited?  If not, you may wis ...

Clarity at last on payments in the construction sector
November 19, 2018

At least in England and Wales In January 2017, the Sheriff Appeal Court issued a decision about rights to payment under a Construction Contract, ...

Under Pressure: Natural Justice in Adjudication
May 8, 2017

Introduction Adjudication is a ‘fast track’ dispute resolution procedure, which has legislative backing for the Construction sector; and forms ...

The Governor’s Responsibility
April 28, 2017

“Am I my Brother’s Keeper?” (Genesis 4: 1-9) Introduction In October 2015, the chairman and governing board of Glasgow Clyde College were ...

Update: ISG & your right to payment
June 2, 2015

We recently commented on the case ISG Construction Ltd v Seevic College [2014] EWHC 4007 (ISG). (Find our article here) The decision in ISG was c ...

The New CDM Regulations
June 2, 2015

Out with the old – in with the new The new Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 came into force on 6 April 2015. So what’s ...

Online Dispute Resolution (ODR): pipe dream or possibility?
June 2, 2015

The answer to this question, believe it or not, appears to be: possibility. The Civil Justice Council is currently preparing a report on the pote ...

Payment Under a Construction Contract: Clarity at last
January 9, 2015

For those in the know in the construction sector, the Housing Grants Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 is the first port of call when dealing w ...

15 years on – is adjudication working?
January 9, 2015

Adjudication as we know it today is located within Part II of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (“the Act”), which came ...

Ignore ADR at your peril
November 12, 2014

The Court of Appeal in England and Wales last month sent another message that if you ignore a genuine offer to participate in alternative forms of d ...

New Guidance for Scottish Solicitors for ADR
November 12, 2014

The Law Society of Scotland backs consideration of alternatives to court action and has issued new guidance to Scottish Solicitors about alternative ...

Lanes Group Plc v Galliford Try Infrastructure Ltd Update
November 12, 2014

Lanes Group Plc v Galliford Try Infrastructure Ltd: update on decision of the Technology and Construction Court London, June 2011 Since our ea ...

After the Event Insurance
November 12, 2014

When considering commencing a court action, it is essential to weigh up all of the potential costs that may be involved. It is also important to fac ...

Agri Energy v Ian Logan McCallion
February 25, 2014

Agri Energy v Ian Logan McCallion CA80/13 Outer House, Court of Session 28 January 2014 [2014] CSOH 13 2014 WL 517627 Opinion of Lord Woolman ...


From our office in Dunfermline, we are ideally positioned to deliver our specialist services across Scotland and throughout the United Kingdom.