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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Scottish Government Issues Position Statement on Planning Reforms

Emma Dewar

The Scottish Government has published its Position Statement on proposed changes to the Scottish planning system.  This follows the consultation on the Scottish Government’s Places, People and Planning White Paper.

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SBCC D&B 2016 Is Here! - 4 Key Changes

Kirstin Beattie

SBCC have published the long awaited 2016 update of their Design and Build Contract. There are a number of key changes in the new edition.

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The New 2016 JCT Suite, Toblerone And The Hidden Bear

James Forbes

I have only just noticed that hidden in the logo of each Toblerone bar of chocolate is the image of a bear. It’s strange, it’s not really hidden – it has always been there, I have just never spotted it until someone pointed it out to me.

In the same sense the obligation on a contractor to “constantly use his best endeavours to prevent delay in the progress of the Works or any Section” is hidden. The obligation to use best endeavours to prevent delay is wide ranging as it applies to any delay “however caused”.

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