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Changes in law for Trusters to be aware of in 2024

Trusts & Succession Act: what are the changes for Trusters to be aware of before they become law in 2024.

Love is a Co-Purchase Agreement

Rachael Burke discusses why it is a good idea for any couple to consider a co-purchase agreement before buying a property.

Insolvency: Administration and its impact on employees

Fraser Vandal discusses the impact of Administration on Employment contracts, redundancies and considerations if the business was to be purchased.

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09 February 2024 | Time to read: 6 mins

Insolvency: Administration and its impact on employees

By Fraser Vandal

Fraser Vandal discusses the impact of Administration on Employment contracts, redundancies and considerations if the business was to be purchased.

09 January 2024 | Time to read: 4 mins

Number of issues still to be addressed in the Housing (Cladding Remediation) (Scotland) Bill

By Keith Emmerson

Keith Emmerson reviews the key provisions of the long-awaited Housing (Cladding Remediation) (Scotland) Bill and the potential issues with the legislation.

Tags: Construction

17 November 2022 | Time to read: 13 mins

Payment notices under construction: cracks at the border

By Ross Taylor

How strictly should the courts construe notices relating to payment under construction contracts, to follow the spirit of the statutory scheme?

Tags: Construction

11 July 2022 | Time to read: 3 mins

The draft NPF4 – key considerations for developers

By Keith Emmerson

In March 2022, Project Scotland reported on conflicting responses to the Scottish Government’s draft National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4).

04 July 2022 | Time to read: 1 min

Gillespie Macandrew appoints construction specialist Ross Taylor to partnership

By Robert Graham-Campbell , Ross Taylor

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

Tags: Construction

11 February 2022 | Time to read: 4 mins

Retentions in construction: will proposed deposit scheme help rebuild trust in the industry?

By Keith Emmerson

Retentions in construction: will proposed deposit scheme help rebuild trust in the industry?

28 January 2022 | Time to read: 1 min

Gillespie Macandrew advises on £250m of new build plot sales

By Harry Smith

Gillespie Macandrew completed new build plot sales worth over £250m in 2021, representing almost 10% of all private new build house sales in Scotland.

25 January 2022 | Time to read: 1 min

SME Borrower

By Ross MacRae

Refinance of a Development Facility

08 July 2021 | Time to read: 5 mins

UK Government’s Building Safety Bill not a “quick fix”

By Keith Emmerson

The Westminster Government published the Building Safety Bill on 5 July 2021. The aim is stated as "an extensive overhaul to building safety legislation".

Tags: Construction

21 January 2021 | Time to read: 1 min

Gillespie Macandrew advises on over £205m of new build plot sales

By Harry Smith

Our housebuilder team completed new build plot sales worth over £205m in 2020. 

Tags: Construction

08 April 2020 | Time to read: 4 mins

Re-evaluating retentions – building trust in construction

By Keith Emmerson

Part of the retention is normally due to be repaid at practical completion, with the remainder paid once any defects are certified as made good.

Tags: Construction

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