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This Practice Note provides an overview of what interim payments are, how the right to be paid (usually by monthly or stage/milestone payments) arises...
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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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What is sectional completion?Where the construction contract splits the works into sections or parts, usually to be started at different times, there...
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9th Nov
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A collateral warranty is a contract which is collateral to, or sits alongside, the underlying or primary contract (ie the construction contract or...
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9th Nov
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It is standard practice in construction projects for the contractor, key sub-contractors and consultants (referred to in this Practice Note as...
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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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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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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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It is common in construction projects for defects to manifest or appear in the works. Most construction contracts require the contractor to return to...
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9th Nov
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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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This Practice Note examines agreements entered into under sections 38 and 278 of the Highways Act 1980, considering the obligations they impose and,...
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9th Nov
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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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This Practice Note considers the meaning and nature of the prevention principle and its relevance to delay claims in construction projects. It also...
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Produced in partnership with Tim James Seal 12th Jan
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This Practice Note examines the concept of ‘time at large’ in relation to the completion of works under a construction contract, including what time...
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9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
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This Practice Note examines why parties involved in a construction project may enter into an escrow agreement (or escrow deed) to set up an escrow...
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9th Nov

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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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30th 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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29th Apr
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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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21st Apr
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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 considers the terms ‘best endeavours’, ‘all reasonable endeavours’ and ‘reasonable endeavours’ that are frequently used in...
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1st Mar
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What is boilerplate?Boilerplate clauses deal with the mechanics of how the agreement works. As a boilerplate clause will deal with issues such as the...
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15th Feb
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We have assumed that service is pursuant to a notice clause in a commercial contract.Contractual definitionWhere a contract defines what a ‘by hand’...
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15th Feb
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Confidentiality Building contract 1 Save as may be necessary in the performance of his duties under this Agreement, the...
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27th Sep
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Statutory requirements (currency) 1 References in this Agreement to any statute or statutory instrument include any statute...
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26th Sep
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1 Notices—long form 1.1 Any notice[ or other communication] given by a party under this agreement shall be: ...
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26th Sep
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Approval ...
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26th Sep
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No representation ...
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26th Sep
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1 On the date hereof the Employer, the...
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26th Sep
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Assignment Consultant’s appointment 1 The Consultant shall not assign the benefit of and/or any rights under this Agreement to...
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26th Sep
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1 Counterparts—agreement 1.1 This agreement may be signed in any number of separate counterparts, each of which when...
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26th Sep
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Statement to incorp...
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26th Sep
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1 Announcements—short form No announcement or other public disclosure concerning this agreement or any of the matters...
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26th Sep

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