- November 2, 2017
Are payment provisions working in Scotland?
Payment in the construction industry is regulated by the Construction Act 1996, as amended by the LDEDC Act 2009. One of the reasons behind the introduction of the Construction Act 1996 was to ease cashflow and speed up payment. However, it has to be questioned whether this aim has been achieved (and I note this is … Continue reading Are payment provisions working in Scotland? →
- May 24, 2017
Increased emphasis on ADR in commercial actions in Scotland
The Court of Session has issued new requirements for commercial actions. These requirements took effect from 27 March 2017 and highlight a change in emphasis for alternative dispute resolution in Scotland. The new requirements only apply to commercial actions in the Court of Session. The definition of a commercial action is wide. Broadly speaking, a … Continue reading Increased emphasis on ADR in commercial actions in Scotland →
- February 3, 2016
Specific implement in Scots Law
A range of issues arise from the facts of Kier Construction Ltd v WM Saunders Partnership LLP. However, the main point to note is that the Scottish courts are willing to order specific implement (specific performance) to compel a party to a contract to provide an executed collateral warranty that they were contractually obliged to give.
- October 14, 2015
Litigating with a kilt on
Last time we looked at the key differences between English and Scots law when dealing with a contract that is subject to Scots Law. This time we turn our attention to advising on a dispute that is governed by the Scottish courts. You won’t find many court practitioners or advocates wearing a kilt in the Scottish courts … Continue reading Litigating with a kilt on →
- September 11, 2015
The art of “kilting”: key differences between Scottish and English law when drafting construction contracts
Following the 2014 referendum, we may officially be “better together” but the legal systems in England and Wales and Scotland have always been subject to some stark differences. When dealing with a contract that is subject to Scots Law, what are the key differences and where should legal advisors look to adjust terms and conditions or their … Continue reading The art of “kilting”: key differences between Scottish and English law when drafting construction contracts →