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Modular Construction and Standard Forms

Modular Construction and Standard Forms

4th December 2019

P-DfMA (Platform for Design for Manufacture and Assembly) is a relatively new initiative being pushed by Government to promote the use of off-site, pre-fabrication of building components. More generally, there has been a recent increase in interest in off-site construction with a view to increasing productivity and reducing defects. But, is the SBCC suite of standard form building contracts keeping up with the curve?

The use of pre-fabricated building components is already relatively common:

Modular Construction and Standard Forms

Modular Construction and Standard Forms

4th December 2019

P-DfMA (Platform for Design for Manufacture and Assembly) is a relatively new initiative being pushed by Government to promote the use of off-site, pre-fabrication
Swot up on seasonal workers’ rights this Christmas

Swot up on seasonal workers’ rights this Christmas

28th November 2019

As many companies gear up for their busiest time of year, employers are urged to make sure they are up to speed on seasonal workers’ rights. The festive seas
Be Prepared when Dealing with a Break Clause

Be Prepared when Dealing with a Break Clause

25th November 2019

For a variety of reasons, break clauses have become increasingly common nowadays in leases of commercial property. A break clause will normally entitle either or b
Finney v Welsh Ministers: Important Implications for Section 42 Applications

Finney v Welsh Ministers: Important Implications for Section 42 Applications

13th November 2019

In Finney v Welsh Ministers & Ors, the Appeal Court of England and Wales recently considered the validity of an application under section 73 of the Town and Cou
RELATIONSHIPS AT WORK

RELATIONSHIPS AT WORK

5th November 2019

Until comparatively recently, very few of us had heard of Relationships at Work Policies. However, with the steep rise in sexual harassment claims and the emergence
Ian Macdonald Re-elected to STEP Council

Ian Macdonald Re-elected to STEP Council

1st November 2019

Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP Private Client Partner Ian Macdonald has been re-elected as a STEP Council member. A STEP member since 1990, Ian has represent
WJM INVERNESS LEGAL DUO ANNOUNCE RETIREMENT

WJM INVERNESS LEGAL DUO ANNOUNCE RETIREMENT

31st October 2019

Two solicitors from Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie's Inverness office have announced their retirements after over 88 combined years in the legal profession. Geor
Public Procurement, Cake and SME benefits

Public Procurement, Cake and SME benefits

25th October 2019

Public Procurement policy and practice, when it comes to facilitating SME involvement, seems to be focused solely upon ensuring there are opportunities at a Sub-Con
WJM BUILDS ON CONSTRUCTION OFFERING WITH APPOINTMENT OF NEW PARTNER

WJM BUILDS ON CONSTRUCTION OFFERING WITH APPOINTMENT OF NEW PARTNER

1st October 2019

Construction specialist solicitor Ross Taylor has joined Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP as Partner. Ross Taylor, who has headed up Taylor Law in Dunfermline
Welcome to WJM!

Welcome to WJM!

3rd September 2019

WJM is delighted to welcome our new first year trainees to the company.  Scott Paterson, Iona Whyte, Monika Koczwara, Marion MacDonald, Susannah Green and Han
Bangladesh, the Maldives, Micronesia – and Sanday in the Orkney Islands: what do they have in common?

Bangladesh, the Maldives, Micronesia – and Sanday in the Orkney Islands: what do they have in common?

27th August 2019

The recent really heavy rains – the second once in a century event that I can remember this decade – makes me glad that we live towards the top of a sma
Moy the force be with you!

Moy the force be with you!

5th August 2019

Friday and Saturday was the Highland Field Sports Fair. That’s it’s Sunday name; in the Central belt it’s known as the Moy Fair; and in Moy, it&rs
FAMILY LAW SPECIALISTS JOIN SCOTTISH FIRM

FAMILY LAW SPECIALISTS JOIN SCOTTISH FIRM

1st August 2019

Two family law specialists have joined Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP, marking a considerable expansion of the firm’s family law offering. Joining from
Employment Briefing - July Update

Employment Briefing - July Update

1st August 2019

Welcome to July's Employment news briefing, providing a summary of some of the recent employment judgements. If you have any questions about any of the topics cove
WJM Sponsors The Herald Budget Briefing 2019

WJM Sponsors The Herald Budget Briefing 2019

25th July 2019

WJM is once again delighted to be sponsoring The Herald's budget briefing. WJM Partner and Head of Wealth Planning Grant Johnston will be on their panel of experts