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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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The JCT Pre-Construction Services Agreement was launched in 2008. A revised edition was published in 2011 to incorporate the amendments to the Housing...
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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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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 provides guidance on expert evidence in the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) under CPR 60, CPR PD 60 and Technology and...
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9th Apr
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Private & confidential[insert name and address of client][insert date]Dear [insert name of client][insert case heading]As we have already discussed,...
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9th Apr
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Due to the nature of construction projects and disputes, it will often be necessary to instruct an expert in a particular field. This is recognised in...
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8th Apr
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. This article appears as originally published in Construction Law on 1 April 2018...
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8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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This Practice Note should be read in conjunction with:•Practice Notes: Expert evidence—general considerations, Applying for permission to adduce...
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8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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What is hot-tubbing?Concurrent expert evidence ('CEE'), or 'hot-tubbing' as it is colloquially known, is a procedure at trial whereby experts in any...
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7th Apr
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This Practice Note considers the importance of experts’ testimony and credibility at trial and, accordingly, the weight that may be given to expert...
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7th Apr
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Private & confidential[insert name and address of expert][insert date]Dear [insert name of expert][insert case heading]Instruction to act as single...
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7th Apr
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Expert determination is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR).This Practice Note provides guidance on when an expert’s determination may be...
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Produced in partnership with 4 Pump Court and Jill Headford of Tozers 7th Apr
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Expert determination is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). This Practice Note explains expert determination for technical or contract...
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Produced in partnership with 4 Pump Court 7th Apr
Q&As
For comprehensive guidance on choosing an expert, see Practice Notes:•Choosing an expert•Expert evidence—general considerationsIn addition, see...
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17th Mar
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Key principlesCivil Procedure Rule (CPR) 35.3 makes clear that an expert is under a duty to assist the court on matters within his or her area of...
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Produced in partnership with Hardwicke Chambers 26th Feb
Precedents
[ON HEADED LETTER PAPER][Insert name and address of expert][Date]Dear [insert name][Insert names of parties and project, or any relevant...
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14th Feb
Q&As
At present, HM Courts and Tribunals Service have confirmed that, generally, the business of the courts and tribunals is continuing. The guidance is...
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Produced in partnership with James Tunley of Lamb Chambers 11th Feb
Q&As
There is no general rule that all expert evidence is disclosable regardless of privilege (see Practice Note: Expert reports, in particular the section...
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11th Feb
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It is easy to see why this question has arisen, not least because an expert’s fees and expenses for producing a CPR-compliant expert report may be...
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Produced in partnership with Daniel Gill of Clarke Willmott LLP 11th Feb
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An expert report must state the substance of all material instructions, whether they are written or oral; see Practice Note: Expert reports.A party’s...
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Produced in partnership with Tom Montagu-Smith QC of XXIV Old Buildings 11th Feb

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