Category - Construction

A time of year to take notice

Posted, 17 January 2018 by Roddy Cormack
Categories: Construction | Corporate

Inverness senior associate Roddy Cormack discusses how making a resolution to schedule in notice dates means a healthier cashflow for construction companies in 2018.

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Assignations in security: an experiment in quantum mechanics?

Posted, 08 November 2017 by Roddy Cormack
Categories: Construction

Does a debtor with a continuing financial interest in a building contract have title to sue after an assignation in security? Roddy Cormack explains.

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Keeping up your side of the bargain

Posted, 12 June 2017 by Karen Cameron
Categories: Construction

There’s no doubt the right to retain is a powerful remedy, but exercised when it shouldn’t be, it might expose you to claims for substantial losses.

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Retention in the construction industry - and the dilemma of trust

Posted, 27 April 2017 by Roddy Cormack
Categories: Construction | Corporate

It’s based on flawed logic, but like it or loathe it, retention in the construction industry is here to stay for the foreseeable future.

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Say what you mean

Posted, 13 April 2017 by Karen Cameron
Categories: Construction | Litigation

Doubt leads to disputes, so say what you mean. After all, unless the terms of a contract are crystal clear, there is scope for argument.

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The times they are a fluctuating

Posted, 03 April 2017 by Roddy Cormack
Categories: Construction | Corporate

The established political and economic norm may be about to dramatically change. Does our approach to construction contracts need to make a similarly radical shift?

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