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The Legal 500 Hall of Fame Icon The Legal 500 Hall of Fame highlights individuals who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence. The Hall of Fame highlights, to clients, the law firm partners who are at the pinnacle of the profession. In the United Kingdon, the criteria for entry is to have been recognised by The Legal 500 as one of the elite leading lawyers for eight years. These partners are highlighted below and throughout the editorial.
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Covering a broad field of construction work, Brodies LLP regularly assists blue-chip companies, contractors and sub-contractors with matters arising from large-scale construction developments, including regeneration and student accommodation developments, as well as transactional and contentious issues; Manus Quigg and David Arnott are highly regarded in the contentious space, while Alistair McLean  heads up the non-contentious construction team. Senior associate Christopher Duff is recommended and specialises in the resolution of construction and engineering disputes.

Practice head(s):Alistair McLean; Manus Quigg

Other key lawyers:David Arnott; Louise Shiels; Jane McMonagle; Christopher Duff

Testimonials

'Provides plain-English advice and is very quick to respond.'

'Jane McMonagle is excellent at explaining complex concepts in simple terms and asking relevant questions to understand the client's commercial background.'

Key Clients

Drum Property Group

McLaughlin and Harvey

Interserve Construction

Robertson Construction Group

Multiplex Construction Europe

Amey OW

Ineos Chemicals Grangemouth

ISG

Ediston Real Estate

Work highlights

  • Advising Ineos in two EPC contracts totalling circa £360m for the enhancement of its plant in Grangemouth.
  • Advising the client, as owner, on all construction aspects concerning extensive refurbishment, reinstatement and extension works for the luxurious Cameron House Hotel on Loch Lomond following the fire in December 2017.
  • Advising the developer on the construction of a new state-of-the art campus headquarters for Barclays at Buchanan Wharf, Glasgow, which is one of Scotland’s largest regeneration projects.
  • Advised the developer Soller One in on the design and construction of a large-scale student accommodation development at Dunblane Street, Glasgow.
  • Acted for Anadna Properties as purchaser in the acquisition of Maxim Park, Eurocentral from Tritax Eurocentral EZ Unit Trust.

With a superb reputation, Pinsent Masons LLP's 'excellent and forward-thinking' team handles the full spectrum of construction law, including transactional projects and disputes, and acts for an impressive public and private client roster across a number of sectors including infrastructure and transport, energy, manufacturing and real estate. Kenny Valentine heads the construction advisory and disputes team and the 'practical and pragmatic' Michael Allan is the main contact for transactional construction law. Brandon Nolan, known for his construction disputes work, and energy projects expert Nicholas Carlin are also recommended.

Practice head(s):Michael Allan; Kenny Valentine

Other key lawyers:Colin Fraser; Brandon Nolan; Nicholas Carlin; Stacey Cassidy

Testimonials

'Kenny Valentine is extremely competent and pretty much always available.'

'Works very hard to understand the client and their commercial position.'

'Colin Fraser provides high-quality, pragmatic advice which is solutions-orientated.'

'You would want to have them on your side.'

'Provides commercially sound advice.'

Key Clients

Balfour Beatty

Aker Solutions

Barclays Bank

HOCHTIEF Solutions

Galliford Try

Morgan Sindall

BP

The City of Edinburgh Council

Lend Lease

Brookfield Multiplex

Work highlights

  • Representing the City of Edinburgh Council in the Edinburgh Trams public inquiry chaired by Lord Hardie.
  • Acting for Barclays in its development of a new state-of-the-art campus facility to be built at Buchanan Wharf in the centre of Glasgow, including negotiating the construction contracts and property deal.
  • Acting for Bilfinger Construction UK in the Edinburgh Trams Public Inquiry, having conducted 13 adjudications for Bilfinger during the duration of the project.
  • Defending a Court of Session action raised by Aggreko against Morgan Sindall as contractor and Struer as designer in relation to alleged defects in Aggreko’s principal manufacturing facility.
  • Instructed by Aker to defend a claim raised by a sub-contractor to Aker concerning the Flyndre Cawdor project; the dispute arose from remuneration changes for  sub-contracted work.

'Working tirelessly to achieve the client's desired goals', Burness Paull LLP is a regular fixture on construction projects and handles a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters spanning various sectors including ports and harbours, health, public, education, infrastructure and energy. The team, led by the 'tactically very considerate' Fenella Mason, is also noted for its expertise in representing contractors.

Practice head(s):Fenella Mason

Other key lawyers:Gavin Paton; Chris Mackay; James Forbes

Testimonials

'Fenella Mason does not shy away from the truth and delivers client expectations. She has both an eye for the detail and can see the broader picture.'

'James Forbes has good client skills.'

'In-depth knowledge of the industry.'

'Strong in construction adjudication services.'

'Chris Mackay is very competent and switched on.'

Key Clients

Scottish Futures Trust

EDF Energy

Galliford Try Construction (UK)

John Graham Construction

Amey

Morgan Sindall Investments

Ferrovial Lagan

Outotec

Van Oord

Kier Construction

Work highlights

  • Advised hub West Scotland on relevant agreements and documents for various projects, including two health centres at Clydebank and Greenock and new hospital wards at Stobhill under the DBFM hub model for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde; the refurbishment of council offices under the DBDA hub model for East Renfrewshire Council; the refurbishment of the town hall in Paisley under the DBDA hub model for Renfrewshire Council and the refurbishment of a learning and cultural hub in Paisley under the DBDA hub model for Renfrewshire Council.
  • Assistance with a suite of contracts for the design and construction of an extension to a fish processing plant in Aberdeen containing highly specialist and industry specific plant and equipment.
  • Acted for POCF in drafting and negotiating contracts for the £30m phase 4 development of the Invergordon Service Base, which involves the design and construction of a new 218 metre long quayside and 9 acres of laydown area for utilisation as a new energy and cruise hub.
  • Acting for SHT in its procurement of a project for the design and construction of the redevelopment of the Ola Pier at Scrabster Harbour.

CMS draws on a wealth of experience in assisting institutional investors, local authorities, contractors, insurers and construction professionals, among others, with a wide range of contentious and non-contentious construction matters. Shona Frame and Mark Kirke specialise in construction and engineering dispute resolution, while the 'very experienced' Christine Worthington and Ian McCann are the main contacts for non-contentious work.

Practice head(s):Shona Frame; Mark Kirke; Christine Worthington; Ian McCann

Other key lawyers:Rob Wilson; Harriet Munro

Key Clients

Interserve

Balfour Beatty

Galliford Try

SSE

Land Securities

Scottish Water

University of Glasgow

EDF Energy

Aberdeen Standard Investments

National Museums of Scotland

Aecom

Work highlights

  • Advising on construction contracts, consultant appointments, performance guarantees and associated documents for the demolition of the existing buildings at 25-39 Cadogan Street, Glasgow, and the design and construction of The Grid, Cadogan Street, Glasgow.
  • Acting for Interserve in a construction dispute with its former employer Viridor over allegedly outstanding sums following the client's dismissal from the Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre development project.
  • Provided construction advice on two flagship projects in the Aberdeen area, namely  a £40m Bio-therapeutics Hub for Innovation in Aberdeen funded with a £20m grant of capital funding from the UK and Scottish Governments through the Aberdeen City Region Deal, and a £1.5m TechHub at the existing RGU Administration Building on Schoolhill, Aberdeen.
  • Representing the client in adjudications against Edinburgh University concerning the project to restore the McEwan Hall in Edinburgh.
  • Acting for Scottish Water in adjudications against Barhale for defects in works carried out to refurbish a pipeline network.

Noted for its broad offering, Dentons receives regular instructions on various contentious and non-contentious construction matters from developers and building contractors alongside transport, infrastructure and energy sector clients. Mark Macaulay heads the 'very good' team. David Scott retired in April 2018.

Practice head(s):Mark Macaulay

Other key lawyers:Kirsti Olson

Testimonials

'Kirsti Olson is always well prepared and never on the back foot; she is an excellent communicator and fights like a terrier.'

Key Clients

Official Receiver of Carillion

McLaughlin & Harvey Construction

Network Rail Infrastructure

Galliford Try Construction (UK)

Taylor Wimpey UK

Halcrow Group

M&G Real Estate

Hammerson

Helical

Work highlights

  • Acted across the UK throughout 2018 for the Official Receiver of Carillion, assisting with its strategy to resolve Carillion's existing disputes and claims. This included advice on managing construction and infrastructure projects including UK Government projects and transitioning projects to new providers.
  • Acted for the developer FORE Partnership in negotiating the construction documents for the Glasgow city centre office development, known as Cadworks, which is designed to be the most sustainable building in Scotland.
  • Advising McLaughlin & Harvey on its construction contract for the development of the Barclays super campus at Buchanan Wharf, Glasgow.
  • Advising Robertson Properties on its development of two adjacent sites at Abbey Park, St Andrews. One site is to be developed as a 90-bed hotel and the other site is to be developed as a 100-bed student accommodation.
  • Representing Port of Cairnryan (part of the P&O Ferries Group) in proceedings raised in the Court of Session against the engineering company Mouchel (now owned by WSP) arising out of the design and construction of a new floating linkspan.

Acting for contractors, developers and end-users, Shepherd and Wedderburn's team, led by Euan McLeod, is well versed in handling contentious and non-contentious construction and engineering matters pertaining to energy (including renewable energy), real estate and housing regeneration projects, among others. On the non-contentious side, the team is particularly experienced in handling matters at the intersection with procurement law.

Practice head(s):Euan McLeod

Other key lawyers:Iain Drummond; Gareth Parry; David Anderson; Colin Archibald

Key Clients

Wheatley Housing Group

British Land

BriTel Fund Trustees

ScottishPower

Sainsbury’s

BAE Systems

Taylor Wimpey

The City of Edinburgh Council

Amey

Work highlights

  • Provided construction and procurement advice to Wheatley in connection with a £400m framework for housing construction and associated works.
  • Advising West Dunbartonshire Council on a pathfinder project to procure the UK’s first large-scale water source heat pump district heating system at Queen’s Quay regeneration site in Clydebank.
  • Advising the Merchant City (Glasgow) Development Company on the construction aspects of its first site outside of London – a 7.5 acre site in the heart of Glasgow’s Merchant city. This mixed-use scheme is intended to include more than 600 homes for rent as well as commercial and retail space.
  • Engaged by the council to advise on construction contracts for the redevelopment of Meadowbank sports centre.
  • Advising the developer on various procurement matters pertaining to the development of a £45m concert hall in the centre of Edinburgh.

Rated for its 'commercial and timely advice', Addleshaw Goddard has been increasingly active in the residential development sector while maintaining its energy and infrastructure-related workflow. Alison Horner is the main contact for non-contentious work, which includes transactional support, and Anne Struckmeier for construction disputes.

Practice head(s):Alison Horner; Anne Struckmeier

Other key lawyers:Alan Shanks; Paul Minto

Testimonials

'Delivers a quality service.'

Key Clients

BAM Construction

Edinburgh Airport

SSE

Scotland Gas Network (SGN)

Moda

Red Rock Power

Engenie

Maven

Caledonian Maritime Assets

Work highlights

  • Advised BAM Construction on the Jedburgh Intergenerational Campus DBFM project procured under the hub South East framework; this included assistance with negotiating the construction contract with particular emphasis on resolving project and site specific issues, the interface agreement with the FM provider along with direct agreements and other ancillary documents.
  • Advised BAM Construction on the Stobhill Hospital and Greenock Health Centre DBFM project procured under the hub west framework; the instruction included negotiating the construction contract together with other project specifics affecting the construction contract as well as the interface agreement with the FM provider along with direct agreements and other ancillary documents.
  • Provided a redraft of the client's in-house NEC3-style suite of construction contracts, introducing new risk profile positions on extensions of time, additional cost, and reporting mechanisms.
  • The firm advised Moda Living on all construction aspects pertaining to the new Strathclyde Police Headquarters development, including the pre-construction services agreement, demolition contract and appointments, the main building contract and other matters.
  • Advised the client on its forward funding and purchase of a new student accommodation (of approximately 359 bed spaces) arising from conversion of an existing six-storey office property in Edinburgh.

With an emphasis on representing private development companies, Davidson Chalmers Stewart handles a wide range of contentious and non-contentious construction matters and has recently seen an increase in its renewable energy sector work. Typical instructions include development agreements, building and engineering contracts and collateral warranties. The team's contentious capabilities also include arbitration and adjudication proceedings. Director Simone Young is the main contact. Expert in contentious construction work, Greg Flett made partner in May 2018.

Practice head(s):Simone Young

Other key lawyers:Bruce Lancaster; Greg Flett

Key Clients

Chris Stewart Group

Muir Group

Whiteburn Group

Tartan Leisure

Scarborough Hermiston

Cumbrae Property

Kilmac

Hermiston Securities

Kingsford Developments

Edinburgh Castle

Work highlights

  • Advising Tartan Leisure on various matters pertaining to the design and construction of an inland, artificial surf wavegarden with associated leisure and accommodation facilities in a disused quarry in West Lothian, Scotland; this includes a number of corporate, property, planning, environmental and construction issues.
  • Advising on the procurement of a mixed-use development comprising 61,000 sq ft of Class A office accommodation with restaurant and bar space on the ground and basement floors.
  • Advising the contractor on the building contract, sub-contracts, collateral warranties and other related construction documentation required for the refurbishment and extension of car showroom in Dundee.
  • Advised the Chris Stewart Group on the refinancing of its investment portfolio with Laxfield involving the negotiation of the construction elements of a complex facility agreement.
  • Advising Cumbrae Property on its development, lease and sale of a town centre retail development at Winchburgh, West Lothian.

Known for its experience in representing public sector clients, the 'proactive, knowledgeable and straightforward' team at Harper Macleod LLP is also well versed in providing private-sector developers with advice on various contentious and non-contentious matters pertaining to construction and engineering projects. Team head Michael Conroy is frequently instructed to draft and negotiate building and engineering contracts.

Practice head(s):Michael Conroy

Other key lawyers:Euan Pirie

Testimonials

'Takes the time to understand the client's project.'

'Euan Pirie is personable and provides great support. He understands the key drivers for projects and how these can be managed appropriately.'

'Very detailed working knowledge of contracts and excellent ability to advise on suitable strategies to resolve technical issues.'

Key Clients

Sportscotland

Glasgow City Council

North Ayrshire Council

The City of Edinburgh Council

Sanctuary Housing Association

hub North Scotland

Robertson Construction Group

Shetland Islands Council

Everwarm

FCC Construcción

Roadbridge UK

Work highlights

  • Advised CEC on the procurement of its Energy Efficient Street Lighting Programme. The project is procured under the NEC 3 engineering and construction contract option C; the team provided advice on Z clause amendments to address project specific issues.
  • Preparation of terms and conditions for various contracts for the provision of broadcast lighting and water infrastructure, among others, to venues for the Glasgow 2018 European Athletics Championships.
  • Advised the client on the negotiation of design and build development agreements with the Highland and Moray councils concerning the replacement Alness Academy and Lossiemouth Learning Centre respectively.
  • Advising the client on two separate hub south west projects: firstly, the development, refurbishment and extension of the former red cross building located on Tarryholme Drive, Irvine to provide health and social care facilities, and secondly, the development of a new indoor and outdoor sports facility at Quarry Road, Irvine.
  • Acted for MCR Property Group in the acquisition of the former office property Chesser House, Edinburgh, for development into 163 residential apartments with ground floor commercial space, and prepared the construction contract package.

Led by 'excellent communicator' and specialist in contentious construction work Neil Kelly, the 'pragmatic, approachable and knowledgeable' team at MacRoberts LLP has a strong profile for construction disputes, which frequently pertain to alleged construction and design defects and also include adjudications. In the non-contentious space, the team handles a wide range of issues spanning various sectors and acts for contractors and sub-contractors, employers and public sector bodies.

Practice head(s):Neil Kelly

Other key lawyers:Mike Barlow; Craig Bradshaw; Gavin Thomson; David Wilson

Testimonials

'This firm has developed formidable experience in construction.'

'Neil Kelly rarely needs to check things. The knowledge he possesses is outstanding.'

'Gavin Thomson is a first-class communicator and knows his stuff.'

'They have a wide breadth of expertise and provide a high level of service.'

'Never makes a drama out of a crisis. The team remains calm during tough negotiations and can really focus on the desired outcome.'

'Makes the client feel valued and listened to.'

'They make things very easy with minimal fuss.'

Key Clients

Balfour Beatty

Wates Group

Wood Group

Jacobs

The Scottish Government  (including Transport Scotland and Scottish Prison Service)

NHS Lothian

The Edinburgh Schools Partnership

Engie Services

Vascutek Limited trading as Terumo Aortic

Souness & Boyne Interior Contracts

Work highlights

  • Advising Terumo Aortic on the building contracts and associated contract documentation for multiple phases of works at Terumo Aortic’s manufacturing facility at Inchinnan, near Glasgow Airport.
  • Acting for Claymore Roads in multiple defects disputes pertaining to the A92 trunk road with the design and build contractor.
  • Advising Edinburgh Schools Partnership on all issues arising from the collapse of the gable wall at Oxgangs Primary School.
  • Defending Aecom in Court of Session proceedings, which had been raised against the client and others in relation to alleged defects in the design and construction of ground consolidation works undertaken at a site in Leithlands in Glasgow.
  •   Advising the Wood Group on Court of Session proceedings, in defence of a multi-million pound claim concerning alleged defects to a waste water treatment plant.

The team at Morton Fraser is led by Jonathan Seddon and is best known for its involvement in large-scale development projects such as office developments, student accommodations and commercial properties. As well as advising developers on various construction matters, the team is also well versed in handling transactional work. Its contentious workload includes various disputes arising from alleged construction defects and breaches of construction contracts.

Practice head(s):Jonathan Seddon

Other key lawyers:Kenneth Carruthers; Sandra Cassels

Key Clients

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Diageo

Tesco Stores/ Tesco Personal Finance

Crucible St Andrews

Curo Property Funds

Walkerweld Engineering

Heartlands Greentown

Locate Developments

The Scottish Government

Empiric Student Property

Squarestone Growth

Transport Scotland

Work highlights

  • Representing Diageo in its redevelopment of the former House of Fraser store on Princes Street, Edinburgh, to create a Johnnie Walker visitor centre. This includes drafting the construction contracts for the professional team and the main contractor.
  • Providing advice on the forward funded development at Capital Square, Edinburgh, an eight-floor purpose-built development, which includes various planning and land use, development and construction, banking and finance as well as property issues.
  • Acted for the borrower in a refinance deal to fund the development of two student accommodation blocks at Willowbank, Glasgow, and St Peter's Street, Aberdeen.
  • Advising Diageo on all its construction contracts for its new HQ building in Edinburgh, including collateral warranty agreements.
  • Advising Diageo on the redevelopment and refurbishment of various distillery visitor centres throughout Scotland, which includes assistance with procurement and building contract issues, among others.

Anderson Strathern's 'very approachable' team has experience in construction and tender matters pertaining to infrastructure, urban regeneration and housing projects, including associated disputes, while also handling construction financing work. Its client portfolio includes various public sector bodies and education institutions alongside contractors and developers. Karyn Watt is the main contact.

Practice head(s):Karyn Watt

Other key lawyers:Alistair Dean; Pat Loftus; Martin Whiteford; Gillian Anderson; Douglas McLachlan

Testimonials

'The team works incredibly well under tight timescales and at the same time is able to evaluate and assess large volumes of information.'

'The wishes of the client are fully considered at all points.'

'Alistair Dean is a first-class operator in a fast moving and constantly changing environment.'

'They are very approachable and always make time to explain things and keep clients fully informed.'

'You get a lot of partner time.'

'Alistair Dean is an excellent lawyer and always tries to get problems resolved.'

Key Clients

The Scottish Government/ Transport Scotland

Crown Estate Scotland

University of the Highlands and Islands

Victoria Square Woking

Thöni Industriebetriebe

Apex Hotels

HALO Kilmarnock

Stewart Milne Group

Ground Engineering

Route Finance

Strathclyde Partnership for Transport

Work highlights

  • Advising the new client Thöni on the engineering and procurement contract for the development of a new biogas power centre located at the site of the new Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference centre.
  • Advising on various matters pertaining to the redevelopment of the former Johnnie Walker bottling plant in Kilmarnock to create a major new district for the town.
  • Advising the client on various matters pertaining to the residential development on a site adjacent to the Leith Harbour Quay Wall.
  • Advising the client on two primary school projects, consisting of the demolition of the existing school and the design and build of new schools with sporting facilities; this included assistance with tender matters, construction contracts, professional team appointments, performance bonds and parent company guarantees.

'Dealing with matters in a very prompt and timely manner', BTO Solicitors LLP is routinely called upon to act for clients in construction and engineering disputes involving insurance, liability and quantum matters alongside alleged defective designs, cost overruns and construction delays. The practice, led by the 'very helpful' Jilly Petrie, also handles adjudications and acts for developers, contractors and industry bodies.

Practice head(s):Jilly Petrie

Other key lawyers:Ann O'Connell; Mark Morton

Testimonials

'Gets to the heart of the matter very quickly and identifies the key issues that are of particular significance.'

'Very good communicators.'

'Jilly Petrie is always available to take a call to discuss matters.'

Key Clients

SRB Civil Engineering Limited (UK)

Turner Group

Partick Housing Association

Oberlanders Architects

Akela Construction

Hunter & Morrisons

Hadden Construction

AECOM

Federation of Master Builders

Reigart Contracts

Work highlights

  • Acted on behalf of Hunter & Morrisons, in defending a Court of Session action raised at the instance of Shetland Islands Council involving a high-profile design and build office accommodation project in Lerwick, Shetland.

Working in close co-operation with its England-based offices, DLA Piper Scotland LLP handles a variety of contentious and non-contentious issues arising from retail, commercial and mixed-use developments, hotels and leisure sector projects as well as student accommodations. Frequently handling contentious construction work, Alastair Drummond is the main contact for Scotland. Legal director Ross Campbell joined the team from Eversheds Sutherland in August 2018 and is experienced in energy, infrastructure and development projects.

Practice head(s):Alistair Drummond

Other key lawyers:Ross Campbell

Key Clients

Consort Healthcare (Fife)

Lothian Amusements

New Waverley 12

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)

St Enoch Trustee Company

Ambassador Theatre Group

Jury’s Inn

Leonardo Hotels

Osborne+Co

Heineken UK

Work highlights

  • Advising RBS (as site owner) on the construction aspects of the development of the IMPACT Centre concert hall and arts venue by its tenant, International Music & Performing Arts Charitable Trust Scotland, at a site lying immediately behind RBS’s historic Dundas House HQ at 36 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh.
  • Advised St Enoch Trustee Company (owner of the St Enoch Centre, Glasgow) on all contract documentation for the design and construction of a cinema development within the St Enoch Centre.
  • Advised New Waverley 12 on the construction aspects of the sale of two new hotel buildings at East Market Street, Edinburgh, to Union Investments, and on additional works carried out at the Premier Inn Hub hotel.
  • Advising Lothian Amusements on the enforcement of a complex package of contractual arrangements the client entered into in relation to a development site in Portobello, Edinburgh.
  • Advised Artisan Canonmills (as owner and developer) on all contract documentation for the design and construction of circa 200 residential units at Warriston Road, Edinburgh, together with associated car parking and services.

With a strong presence in the housebuilder market, Gillespie Macandrew LLP has residential development work at its core. The 'knowledgeable' team jointly led by Harry Smith and Isobell Reid provides regular assistance with site acquisitions but also handles commercial property work, building restoration projects and contentious matters.

Practice head(s):Harry Smith; Isobell Reid

Testimonials

'Isobell Reid has a good understanding of both the law and the players in the market.'

'Easy to work with.'

Key Clients

Bellway Homes

Avant Homes (Scotland)

Buchanan House Trust

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Tornagrain

Merchant Homes Partnerships

Robertson Partnership Homes

Turnberry Homes

Moray Estates Development Company

With a strong presence in the Scottish Highlands and Islands region, Ledingham Chalmers LLP's 'friendly and welcoming' team frequently assists funders, housebuilders and contractors with contentious and non-contentious construction and engineering law matters, including those at the interface with procurement law. The 'down-to-earth' Jennnifer Young heads the team.

Practice head(s):Jennifer Young

Other key lawyers:Sarah Stuart

Testimonials

'The team has a genuine desire to secure good outcomes for the client.'

'They are quick to respond, even at short notice and within challenging timescales.'

'Extremely good advice.'

'The practice is well resourced with experienced staff to deal with all aspects of our legal requirements.'

Key Clients

WGC (Scotland)

Bancon Construction

Gordon Mitchell Contractors

Malthus UK

GF Job

Ark Estates (Scotland)

Heidi Beers

Tulloch Homes

Kirkwood Homes

Colin Armstrong Associates

Work highlights

  • Carried out construction due diligence required for the provision of finance for a port facility extension project.
  • Instructed to review existing procurement procedures and subsequently revise contract documents in respect of the appointment of contractors and consultants.
  • Advised on the provision of finance for a project involving the construction of three industrial sheds together with significant ground and infrastructure works.
  • Conducted an adjudication on behalf of a sub-sub-contractor in connection with a financial claim against its sub-contractor employer; the claim concerned electrical engineering works on a major new build distillery project.
  • Represented this contractor in two separate actions in the Commercial Court, defending the client against a claim of alleged defects in a new-build house project.

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