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Produced in association with 4 Pump CourtPrinciples of natural justiceIf an adjudicator breaches the rules of natural justice during the adjudication...
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9th Nov
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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 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 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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This Practice Note examines some of the key areas where the NEC3 and NEC4 standard form construction contracts take a different approach to the JCT...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Brexit—arbitration law and practice in England and WalesThis Practice Note considers key actual and potential legal and practical consequences of the...
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16th May
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TCC—starting a claim—High Court or County Court?This Practice Note considers starting a claim in the Technology and Construction Court (TCC). In...
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15th May
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TCC—determining applicationsThis Practice Note looks at how interim applications made in the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) are determined...
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15th May
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CE-File—electronic filing and case management in the Rolls Building and other courtsThis Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and...
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TCC—making an applicationThis Practice Note looks at interim applications in cases proceeding in the Technology and Construction Court (TCC). It looks...
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15th May
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15th May
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Duties of an expertKey principlesCivil Procedure Rule (CPR) 35.3 makes clear that an expert is under a duty to assist the court on matters within his...
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Produced in partnership with Hardwicke Chambers 15th May
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Settling disputes—what, when and why settle?This Practice Note considers when and why achieving a settlement of the dispute should form a part of the...
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Produced in partnership with Helen Swaffield of Contract Law Chambers 15th May
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Settling disputes—drafting the settlement agreementThis Practice Note considers the key issues when drafting a settlement agreement, including correct...
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15th May
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Business and Property Courts—shorter trials schemeThis Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant...
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15th May
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CE-File—introduction to electronic filing in the Rolls Building and other courtsThis Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and...
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15th May
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TCC—allocating, transferring, staying and discontinuing proceedingsThis Practice Note looks at various preliminary case management issues affecting...
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15th May
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Expert testimonyThis Practice Note considers the importance of experts’ testimony and credibility at trial and, accordingly, the weight that may be...
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15th May
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Choosing an expertThis Practice Note should be read in conjunction with:•Practice Notes: Expert evidence—general considerations, Applying for...
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15th May
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Hot-tubbing (Concurrent expert evidence) What is hot-tubbing?Concurrent expert evidence ('CEE'), or 'hot-tubbing' as it is colloquially known, is a...
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15th May
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Mediation—advantages and disadvantagesWhat is mediation?Mediation is one of the most recognised and common forms of alternative dispute resolution...
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15th May
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Business and Property Courts—the disclosure pilot schemeIntroductionThis Practice Note considers the disclosure pilot scheme which applies across the...
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15th May
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Comparison of forms of ADR and litigationThis table shows the differences between litigation and the main different forms of alternative dispute...
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15th May
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Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE)This Practice Note explains what early neutral evaluation (ENE) is. It provides guidance on the interpretation and...
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15th May
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Electronic applications in the TCC CLCC [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. Throughout this Practice Note,...
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