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Oversail licencesWhy have an oversail licence on a construction project?Under English law, the freehold owner of land will usually own the air space...
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19th May
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SBCC (Scottish Building Contract Committee) standard forms of contractThis Practice Note looks at the SBCC (Scottish Building Contract Committee)...
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Produced in partnership with MacRoberts LLP 19th May
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Loss and expenseClaims by contractors for loss and expense arising from a disturbance to progress of the works are one of the most debated and...
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Net contribution clauses in construction contractsThis Practice Note examines net contribution clauses (sometimes known as proportional or...
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19th May
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FIDIC contracts—introduction to the Red Book 2017In December 2017, FIDIC launched the second editions of the Red, Yellow and Silver Book. This...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria Tyson of Corbett & Co 19th May
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What is the relevance of the Base Date in the JCT Design and Build Contract?The Base Date is relevant in respect of a number of clauses in the JCT...
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19th May
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Interim payments in construction contractsThis Practice Note provides an overview of what interim payments are, how the right to be paid (usually by...
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19th May
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MF/1 Rev 6 (2014)Originally called 'Model Form A', 'MF/1' comprises Conditions of Contract for the design, supply and installation of electrical,...
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Produced in partnership with Penningtons Manches and Sarah Fox 19th May
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Time at large in construction contractsThis Practice Note examines the concept of ‘time at large’ in relation to the completion of works under a...
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19th May
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Sectional completionWhat is sectional completion?Where the construction contract splits the works into sections or parts, usually to be started at...
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19th May
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Early use and partial possessionTaking occupation before practical completionThe default position in most building contracts is that the contractor is...
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19th May
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NEC Professional Service ContractThe NEC Professional Service Contract (PSC) is a long form consultant appointment published as part of the NEC suite...
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19th May
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The Scheme for Construction Contracts This Practice Note looks at the Scheme for Construction Contracts, as contained in:•the schedule to the Scheme...
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19th May
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Extensions of time under construction contractsThis Practice Note examines the circumstances in which a construction contract might entitle a...
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19th May
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The prevention principleThis Practice Note considers the meaning and nature of the prevention principle and its relevance to delay claims in...
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Produced in partnership with Tim James Seal 19th May
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Duty to warnThis Practice Note examines the extent to which contractors, sub-contractors and consultants have a duty to warn their employer of...
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Where a contractual debt has been assigned, can a counterclaim be brought against the assignee for the contracting party’s breach?This Q&A uses the...
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9th Sep
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Assignment by a funder in construction projectsBanks and other funders frequently take an assignment of the benefit of the suite of construction...
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Produced in partnership with Maxwell Winward 12th Aug
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Legal and equitable assignment in construction contractsWhat is an assignmentAn assignment is the transfer of a right or an interest vested in one...
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11th Aug
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Assignment in construction contractsThis Practice Note looks at why assignment of rights is an important issue in construction and when parties might...
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11th Aug
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Restrictions on the assignment of rights in construction contractsAn assignment is the transfer of a right or an interest vested in one party...
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11th Aug
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Notice of assignment—construction projectsTo: [insert company name]Address: [insert address for the service of notices]Dear [insert name of...
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11th Aug
Precedents
Deed of assignment—construction projectsDateParties1[insert name] (Company Registration No. [insert number]) whose registered office is at [insert...
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11th Aug
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Assignment of a warranty'>collateral warrantyThis Practice Note focuses on the assignment of collateral warranties (see Practice Note: What are...
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11th Aug
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The 'no loss' defence in construction contractsA no loss defence often arises due to the nature of the contractual matrix on construction projects....
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11th Aug
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Can a warranty'>collateral warranty, issued 18 years ago, be assigned to a subsequent purchaser in order to permit them to bring a claim for defects...
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11th Aug
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What is the significance of an equitable assignment in the context of the assignment of future rights under a contract (or a chose in action)?An...
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11th Aug
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Where a contract subject to English law is proposed to be assigned by one of the parties to a third party, is the consent of the other contracting...
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11th Aug
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Can a party to a contract transfer its rights and/or obligations under it to a third party when the contract is silent on that point? Does a Contracts...
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11th Aug
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Is an email confirmation considered as adequate to satisfy the 'in writing' requirement for an assignment?An assignment is an immediate transfer of an...
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11th Aug
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Does an acknowledgement of a notice of assignment create enforceable obligations between the assignee and the recipient of the notice?SummaryA simple...
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10th Aug
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Is it possible to assign the benefit of specific parts of a contract as opposed to the whole of it?The starting point is that the benefit of a...
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10th Aug
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Is it possible to get round a prohibition on assignment by taking a charge or other security interest instead?This Q&A discusses whether or not a...
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Produced in partnership with Brian Cain 31st Jul
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Can you assign only part of the benefit of a warranty'>collateral warranty?Various parties will usually have an interest in a construction project, eg...
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31st Jul
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Can a party assign the benefit of an agreement where the agreement is silent about obtaining the consent of the other party?An assignment is ‘an...
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31st Jul

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