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This Practice Note identifies some of the key differences between adjudication and litigation, arbitration, mediation and expert...
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Produced in partnership with 4 Pump Court 12th Jan
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What is a target cost contract?A target cost contract is a type of cost reimbursable contract under which the contractor is paid the ‘actual cost’...
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9th Nov
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Claims by contractors for loss and expense arising from a disturbance to progress of the works are one of the most debated and contentious areas of...
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9th Nov
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Brexit impact—public procurement: The UK public procurement regime derives from EU public procurement laws, and is therefore impacted by the UK’s...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note looks at Employer’s Requirements (also referred to as ERs) within a building contract. It explains what Employer’s Requirements are...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note examines the purpose and content of the schedule of services that will usually be appended to a consultant’s appointment entered...
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9th Nov
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What is a letter of intent?Letters of intent are used in construction and engineering projects to allow the employer to mobilise a contractor before...
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9th Nov
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A variation (sometimes referred to as a change) is an alteration to the scope of work originally specified in the contract, whether by way of an...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note explains what liquidated and ascertained damages (LADs/LDs) are and their purpose in a building contract. It considers the...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note looks at the FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Plant and Design Build 1999, commonly known as the FIDIC Yellow Book 1999.FIDIC...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria Tyson of Corbett & Co 12th Jan
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This Practice Note considers ‘pay when paid’ clauses and ‘pay when certified’ clauses in construction contracts, and the relevant provisions of the...
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Produced in partnership with Womble Bond Dickinson 12th Jan
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This Practice Note examines the extent to which contractors, sub-contractors and consultants have a duty to warn their employer of inadequacies that...
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9th Nov
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Scott Schedules are often very useful in construction disputes. They help to identify the key issues between the parties, and to set out for the judge...
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Produced in partnership with James Bowling of 4 Pump Court 12th Jan
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Produced in association with 4 Pump CourtParties to a 'construction contract' have the right to refer any dispute that has crystallised to...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note considers the status of the programme in a construction contract, what difference it makes if the programme is a contract document...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note identifies the key parties involved in most construction projects (including the employer, the contractor, the professional team of...
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9th Nov

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This Practice Note discusses the role and importance of the boilerplate clauses in an agreement. It identifies the boilerplate clauses that most...
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12th Apr
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IntroductionThis Practice Note looks at when deeds are required in property transactions, how deeds are validly executed by individuals in accordance...
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9th Apr
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What is an assignmentAn assignment is the transfer of a right or an interest vested in one party (the assignor) to another party (the assignee), for...
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8th Apr
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The question of who owns intellectual property in the designs, drawings, specifications etc created in relation to a construction project is very...
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8th Apr
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Practical completion marks the end of the construction period of a project, when the works are 'finished' and the employer can occupy and/or use them....
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note looks at the key features of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 (C(RTP)A 1999), and how third party rights are used...
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8th Apr
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There are an array of different types of dispute resolution clauses, providing for various mechanisms by which parties' disputes can be...
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8th Apr
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In most cases, a construction contract will incorporate a number of documents that all work together to set out the obligations and liabilities of the...
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8th Apr
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What does time of the essence mean?Where time is 'of the essence' it means that the stated time for completion of an obligation in a contract is a...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note provides guidance on limitation clauses and exclusion clauses (sometimes referred to as exemption or exception clauses) in...
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8th Apr
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'No greater liability' clauses are a common feature of collateral warranties (and third party rights memoranda). Their purpose is to ensure that the...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note considers the meaning and relevance of concurrent delay on construction projects, contractual terms dealing with concurrent delay...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note considers the status of the programme in a construction contract, what difference it makes if the programme is a contract document...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note summarises the law, guidance and practice relating to the execution of simple contracts and deeds. It considers the key differences...
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8th Apr
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by procedural changes in response to the coronavirus...
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8th Apr
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Incorporated v unincorporated charitiesThere are currently a number of incorporated or unincorporated structures that are adopted by...
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8th Apr
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What is novation?Novation is the transfer of one party’s rights and obligations under a contract to a third party. Novation effectively substitutes a...
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7th Apr
Precedents
1Time to be of the essence of all clausesEach time, date or period referred to in this agreement (including any time, date or period varied by the...
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9th Mar
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This Practice Note provides specific guidance on exclusions and limits of liability relevant to consultant appointments. It should be read alongside...
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8th Mar
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This Practice Note considers the terms ‘best endeavours’, ‘all reasonable endeavours’ and ‘reasonable endeavours’ that are frequently used in...
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