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Planning for Afforestation

Planning for Afforestation

Safe as Houses

With strong commercial reasons for doing so, many land and property owners have diversified into holiday letting to benefit from this captive market. 

Employment Law – three things to note

Employment Law - three things to note


We advise developers, contractors, and professional consultants on a wide variety of construction matters and assist them in putting in place contracts for site acquisition, finance and corporate restructuring.  Our expertise includes advising in the following sectors:

  • Housing
  • Commercial development
  • Transport and infrastructure
  • Utilities, energy & renewables


We can advise throughout the planning and design phase and put the right contracts in place including those for site acquisition, construction, finance and corporate structuring.

We regularly advise clients during the time critical construction phase and provide support in the event of any disputes to provide cost-effective resolutions and minimise disruption to the project.

We can advise on:

  • Company formation and share structure
  • The completion of standard form building and engineering contracts
  • Bespoke building contract terms and conditions
  • Collateral warranties and guarantees
  • Negotiation to resolve claims and disputes


As a leading advisor to the housebuilder sector, we have an in-depth understanding of the industry and the needs of housebuilder and construction businesses.  We advise some of the sector’s most respected and active housebuilders and provide comprehensive legal and commercial advice including strategic land and option agreements, land acquisition, planning agreement and plot sales.  Our advice extends to construction law and we regularly provide support in drafting and negotiating building contracts, professional appointments and collateral warranties on behalf of developers, contractors, architects, surveyors engineers and other professionals.

Construction disputes

Our team regularly handles defect and warranty claims, claims arising from repudiation and termination of contracts. Professional negligence and dilapidations claims are also areas where we can provide support.

Where disputes arise that can’t be resolved through negotiation, we have extensive experience of arbitration, adjudication and mediation, as well as formal litigation in the Court of Session and other commercial and local courts.

News and insights

Gillespie Macandrew appoints construction specialist Ross Taylor to partnership

Leading Scottish law firm, Gillespie Macandrew, announces the appointment of experienced construction lawyer Ross Taylor to their partnership.

Gillespie Macandrew celebrates raft of internal promotions

Leading Scottish law firm, Gillespie Macandrew has announced the promotion of nine lawyers.

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