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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 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 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 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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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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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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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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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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In December 2017, FIDIC launched the second editions of the Red, Yellow and Silver Book. This Practice Note is an introduction to the FIDIC Silver...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria Tyson of Corbett & Co 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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The Public Private Partnership (PPP) models are a popular way for governments to involve private investment, expertise and risk in procuring...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria McGie 12th Jan

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This Practice Note looks at an adjudicator’s jurisdiction/authority, including how it arises, the ability of an adjudicator to make a binding decision...
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Produced in partnership with 4 Pump Court 31st Mar
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Produced in association with 4 Pump CourtThis Practice Note considers when the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (HGCRA 1996)...
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30th Mar
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The initial stages of adjudication are highly time-pressured: an adjudicator must be appointed within seven days from the referring party’s Notice of...
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26th Mar
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Produced in association with 4 Pump CourtThis Practice Note looks at what an adjudication decision encompasses, whether (and to what extent) reasons...
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23rd Mar
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Produced in association with 4 Pump CourtThis Practice Note considers the timescales for an adjudication under the Housing Grants, Construction and...
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23rd Mar
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Produced in association with 4 Pump CourtThis Practice Note looks at the issues that a referring party will need to consider when seeking the...
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23rd Mar
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This Practice Note explains the different situations where an adjudicator may resign, whether it be of their own volition or mandatory, and looks at...
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Produced in partnership with 4 Pump Court 16th Mar
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This Practice Note looks at an adjudicator’s entitlement to payment of their fees and expenses, their power to allocate responsibility for such...
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Produced in partnership with 4 Pump Court 16th Mar
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Produced in association with 4 Pump CourtThis Practice Note looks at the powers and duties that an adjudicator has when acting on an adjudication,...
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15th Mar
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This Practice Note explains what a Referral Notice (sometimes referred to simply as a ‘Referral’) is and sets out what it should contain. It also...
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Produced in partnership with 4 Pump Court 10th Mar
Q&As
There are several key areas to consider—the ability of a company in administration to bring a claim, whether a claim can be brought against a company...
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15th Feb
Q&As
This Q&A assumes that there is a dispute as to valuation of works carried out under a single unified construction contract between a contractor (C)...
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Produced in partnership with Ryan Turner of Lamb Chambers 15th Feb
Q&As
When assessing the rights that have accrued under a contract, it is important to separate two entirely distinct ways in which a contractual...
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Produced in partnership with Ryan Turner of Lamb Chambers 15th Feb
Q&As
Yes, bank holidays are excluded when calculating the time period in an adjudication under the Scheme for Construction Contracts.The Scheme for...
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15th Feb
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There is no free standing right to interest in an adjudication (see the Court of Appeal decision of Carillion Construction v Devonport Royal...
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Produced in partnership with Abdul-Lateef Jinadu of Keating Chambers 15th Feb
Q&As
Many construction contracts will contain express clauses which allow either the contractor or the employer to terminate on the happening of a specific...
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Produced in partnership with Georgia Whiting of 4 King’s Bench Walk 15th Feb
Q&As
There are several limitation periods that may be potentially relevant in the context of an adjudication decision. These are the periods in which to...
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15th Feb

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