About Construction Law

In construction, knowing the law is only part of the challenge. It’s also important to see things from a commercial perspective and understand the connection between the agreements you’re advising on and what happens on the ground – knowing when to push a point or let it go and enabling you to give your clients advice that they can work with. From design to build and beyond.

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Issues in construction contracts

Related statutory requirements must be understood and applied in drafting/negotiating construction contracts and it is a common area of problems/disputes. Our content covers all aspects of payment in construction: the requirements of the HGCRA 1996 plus other issues including retention, set off, final account and escrow.

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Construction disputes

Detailed guidance and precedent documents in relation to the enforcement of, and challenges to, the adjudicator’s decision - important topics for contentious construction lawyers. Our content includes practices notes on the adjudicator’s decision, correcting errors under the slip rule, severability of an adjudication decision and grounds for a jurisdictional challenge.

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Standard form construction contracts

We publish all the JCT 2016 contracts and FIDIC contracts (2017 and pre-2017 editions) and have related schedules of amendments for key forms plus comprehensive practice notes and useful flowcharts. We also have earlier editions of the JCT contracts. We have a range of other schedules of amendments, practice notes, checklists regarding standard forms including NEC, MF/1, ICC etc and a helpful NEC glossary.

About Construction Law

LexisPSL Construction understands and reflects the way construction lawyers work in practice. Our clear, concise practice notes, written by our in-house lawyers and external authors, give you a no-nonsense, practical insight, in just a few pages, to help you to understand difficult or unfamiliar areas of construction law. Plus, you can follow direct links to relevant legislation, case law and commentary including the consolidated Construction Act (and other key acts), Construction Law Reports, Construction Law (journal) and Emdens Construction Law.

You’ll also find up-to-date and accurate precedents, flowcharts that help you understand the whole process, checklists to make sure you don’t miss a step and news updates that help you to stay on top of the latest developments in construction law and in the industry.

Latest Construction News

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Singapore International Commercial Court upholds tribunal jurisdiction despite arbitral claimant commencing and continuing domestic administrative law proceedings (CLQ v CLR)

Arbitration analysis: The Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC), comprising a panel of three judges, considered whether an arbitration...

03 December 2021
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Procurement challenge with no real prospect of success struck out (Adferiad Recovery Ltd v Aneurin Bevan University Health Board)

Public Law analysis: The defendant health board applied for strike out or alternatively summary judgment on a challenge to its procurement of early...

02 December 2021
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Construction weekly highlights—2 December 2021

This week's edition of Construction weekly highlights includes a case in which the Scottish Court of Session rejected a claim based on the supply of...

02 December 2021
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Part 36—Defective service, when an offer is genuine and whether it would be unjust to apply CPR 36.17 in light of coronavirus (COVID-19) (London Trocadero v Picturehouse Cinemas Ltd)

Dispute Resolution analysis: This case concerned the circumstances in which the court would: (i) remedy an error pursuant to CPR 3.10(b) where a Part...

29 November 2021
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Check your contract—there may be no ‘Plan B’ (Dragados (UK) Ltd v DC Eifeket Aggregates AS)

Construction analysis: In a contract (under Scots Law) for the supply of materials, DC Eifeket Aggregates AS (DCE) proceeded under an erroneous belief...

29 November 2021

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