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Schedules of servicesThis Practice Note examines the purpose and content of the schedule of services that will usually be appended to a consultant’s...
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19th May
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Prohibited or deleterious materialsWhat are prohibited or deleterious materials?Most building contracts, sub-contracts, consultants’ appointments and...
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19th May
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Step-in rights in a warranty'>collateral warrantyIt is standard practice in construction projects for the contractor, key sub-contractors and...
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19th May
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Construction contract documentsIn most cases, a construction contract will incorporate a number of documents that all work together to set out the...
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19th May
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NEC Supply ContractOverview of the NEC Supply ContractThe NEC Supply Contract, or ‘SC’, is part of the NEC3 and NEC4 suites of contracts (see Practice...
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19th May
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NEC and JCT contracts comparedThis Practice Note examines some of the key areas where the NEC3 and NEC4 standard form construction contracts take a...
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19th May
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JCT contracts 2016—reference copiesThis document contains quick links to searchable PDF copies of the JCT 2016 standard form contracts. For our full...
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19th May
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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
Q&As
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
Practice notes
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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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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Negligence in constructionWhile tort claims are not as common in construction projects as breach of contract claims, they do still arise and it is not...
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19th May
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Build Operate Transfer (BOT) contractsThe Public Private Partnership (PPP) models are a popular way for governments to involve private investment,...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria McGie 19th May
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Section 38 and section 278 Highways Act agreements—contractor’s perspectiveThis Practice Note examines agreements entered into under sections 38 and...
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19th May
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Pricing structures in construction contractsThis Practice Note compares the pricing structures most commonly used in construction contracts. It...
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19th May

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The role of boilerplateThis Practice Note discusses the role and importance of the boilerplate clauses in an agreement. It identifies the boilerplate...
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2nd Aug
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What function does an anti-set-off clause serve? Will an anti-set-off clause survive repudiation of the contract?Set-off is the discharge of...
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31st Jul
Q&As
Is it possible to draft a jurisdiction clause which is neither exclusive or non-exclusive but offers a middle ground?This Q&A relates to drafting...
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31st Jul
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Can a contractual indemnity be limited to cover direct losses only, or must it cover all losses regardless of the remoteness of the loss?An indemnity...
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31st Jul
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Can an overseas company sign an English law contract on behalf of its UK branch?The Companies Act 2006 defines an ‘overseas company’ as any company...
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31st Jul
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In an indemnity, what is the effect of ‘keep indemnified’ and ‘on a continuing basis’?An indemnity is an agreement by one party to bear the cost of...
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31st Jul
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Does service by courier satisfy a ‘by hand’ method of service under a notice clause?We have assumed that service is pursuant to a notice clause in a...
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31st Jul
Q&As
If an individual signs a deed when not a director of a limited company, and then subsequently becomes a director of that company, does the initial...
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31st Jul
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To what extent can a group company bind its affiliates by including them in the party definition?In approaching this, the steps to consider are as...
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31st Jul
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Is it permissible to use a boilerplate force majeure clause in a business-to-consumer contract whereby the supplier of services accepts no liability...
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31st Jul
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Are remedies and termination clauses separate rights under a contract?Contractual clauses—terminationA contractual termination clause provides either...
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31st Jul
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Where an execution block is amended after execution and delivery of a deed, is the position the same where the amendment occurs both before and after...
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31st Jul
Q&As
Is exchange of scanned copies (in whole or in part) sufficient for execution of an agreement in counterpart or are originals required?Counterpart...
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Produced in partnership with Lynne Counsell of 9 Stone Buildings 31st Jul
Q&As
If a company director signed a deed on behalf of Company A and then subsequently resigned prior to the other party signing the deed, is the signature...
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31st Jul
Q&As
What evidence should be sought to ascertain the status and authority of the person signing a deed as a partner on behalf of a general partnership?A...
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31st Jul
Practice notes
Property deeds—use and execution of deeds in property transactionsIntroductionThis Practice Note looks at when deeds are required in property...
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31st Jul
Practice notes
Executing deeds and documents in property transactions—charitiesIncorporated v unincorporated charitiesThere are currently a number of incorporated or...
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30th Jul
Precedents
Time of the essence clause1Time to be of the essence of all clausesEach time, date or period referred to in this agreement (including any time, date...
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30th Jul
Precedents
Interest on late payment clause1Interest on late paymentIf either party fails to make payment in accordance with this Agreement the other party shall...
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30th Jul
Practice notes
The Bribery Act 2010—an introductory guideThe Bribery Act 2010 (BA 2010) was passed to ensure the UK’s compliance with the Organisation for Economic...
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Produced in partnership with Joanne Kane of Carmelite Chambers 30th Jul

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