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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 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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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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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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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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While tort claims are not as common in construction projects as breach of contract claims, they do still arise and it is not uncommon for a claimant...
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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 SBCC (Scottish Building Contract Committee) standard forms of contract and the key differences between them and the...
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Produced in partnership with MacRoberts LLP 12th Jan
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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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If a party is said to have ‘design liability’, it means that it bears legal responsibility for all or part of the design of a construction/engineering...
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9th Nov
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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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On receipt of an adjudicator’s decision, the parties’ options are, broadly, to comply with the decision, or to challenge or resist it. In many cases,...
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27th Jan
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The Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (HGCRA 1996) only applies to a ‘construction contract’, namely a contract that satisfies...
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27th Jan
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This Q&A considers the process for serving court proceedings issued in the courts of England and Wales out of the jurisdiction on a defendant in...
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26th Jan
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This Practice Note looks at raising objections to the jurisdiction of an adjudicator, including whether a party needs to make a challenge, how an...
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Produced in partnership with 4 Pump Court 26th Jan
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Produced in association with 4 Pump CourtThis Practice Note looks at the ability of an adjudicator to make provision for one party to bear the legal...
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26th Jan
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The court’s discretion to strike out a case as an abuse of process under CPR 3.4(2)(b) incorporates a number of different rules, including those that...
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Produced in partnership with Ali Tabari of St Philips Chambers 25th Jan
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A covenant to comply with title matters ‘by way of indemnity only’Where a transfer of land takes place, the parties should effect the transfer using...
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22nd Jan
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11:00 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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20th Jan
Q&As
Appeals in cases governed by the CPR are dealt with procedurally in CPR 52 and the various associated practice directions.CPR 52.4 provides that where...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 18th Jan
Q&As
Sections 2 to 7 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (EU(W)A 2018), as amended by the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020 (EU(WA)A...
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Produced in partnership with Michael Bimmler of No 5 Chambers 18th Jan
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This Practice Note sets out some of the key and/or recent cases that deal with heads of losses which are commonly claimed in construction disputes,...
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18th Jan
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This Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the CPR. Depending on the court in which your...
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18th Jan
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Produced in association with 4 Pump CourtThis Practice Note looks at a party’s entitlement to adjudicate, including how it arises (from a statutory,...
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18th Jan
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Produced in association with 4 Pump CourtThis Practice Note explains the different situations where an adjudicator may resign, whether it be of their...
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18th Jan
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This Practice Note looks at some of the key considerations that may need to be taken into account when a party to a construction contract is...
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18th Jan
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What is estoppel?The basic concept of an estoppel is that where a person (A) has caused another (B) to act on the basis of a particular state of...
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18th Jan
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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 18th Jan

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