Jonathan Gaskell advises clients on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious construction law and practice in Scotland - from initial contract procurement and tendering through drafting and negotiation of the full array of construction contracts to advising on related property and project development agreements and related contracts. Jon also advises on construction security documentation.

Jon's experience and expertise extends to a wide range of sectors and premises in the built environment; these include retail units, shopping centres, hotels, office buildings, student accommodation, industrial premises as well as bridges, rail infrastructure, roads, power generation and water infrastructure.

In addition to having a complete and comprehensive knowledge of industry standard building contracts such as the JCT and SBCC forms, Jon also commands an excellent understanding of the NEC suite of agreements that increasingly is being used in UK public sector construction procurement.  He also has extensive experience of the international FIDIC contracts.

Jon's contentious experience and expertise includes litigation in both the higher and lower Courts of Scotland, arbitration in Scotland, statutory construction adjudication and mediation.

Jon's career highlights include drafting the construction contract for the Queensferry Crossing (formerly known as the Forth Replacement Crossing) road bridge in Scotland, and advising on several high profile city-centre developments north of the border.

Jon is a keen writer on construction law and practice (a regular writer for publications such as Building magazine, Project Scotland and contributor to isurv, the online knowledge portal of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in the UK) and a frequent speaker on various conference circuits.

In addition to being lead lawyer in our Construction team in Scotland, Jon is both dual English and Scots law qualified, having first worked as a solicitor in England before joining our Edinburgh team in 2001.