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Oversail licencesWhy have an oversail licence on a construction project?Under English law, the freehold owner of land will usually own the air space...
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19th May
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SBCC (Scottish Building Contract Committee) standard forms of contractThis Practice Note looks at the SBCC (Scottish Building Contract Committee)...
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Produced in partnership with MacRoberts LLP 19th May
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Loss and expenseClaims by contractors for loss and expense arising from a disturbance to progress of the works are one of the most debated and...
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19th May
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Net contribution clauses in construction contractsThis Practice Note examines net contribution clauses (sometimes known as proportional or...
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19th May
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FIDIC contracts—introduction to the Red Book 2017In December 2017, FIDIC launched the second editions of the Red, Yellow and Silver Book. This...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria Tyson of Corbett & Co 19th May
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What is the relevance of the Base Date in the JCT Design and Build Contract?The Base Date is relevant in respect of a number of clauses in the JCT...
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19th May
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Interim payments in construction contractsThis Practice Note provides an overview of what interim payments are, how the right to be paid (usually by...
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19th May
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MF/1 Rev 6 (2014)Originally called 'Model Form A', 'MF/1' comprises Conditions of Contract for the design, supply and installation of electrical,...
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Produced in partnership with Penningtons Manches and Sarah Fox 19th May
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Time at large in construction contractsThis Practice Note examines the concept of ‘time at large’ in relation to the completion of works under a...
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19th May
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Sectional completionWhat is sectional completion?Where the construction contract splits the works into sections or parts, usually to be started at...
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19th May
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Early use and partial possessionTaking occupation before practical completionThe default position in most building contracts is that the contractor is...
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19th May
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NEC Professional Service ContractThe NEC Professional Service Contract (PSC) is a long form consultant appointment published as part of the NEC suite...
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19th May
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The Scheme for Construction Contracts This Practice Note looks at the Scheme for Construction Contracts, as contained in:•the schedule to the Scheme...
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19th May
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Extensions of time under construction contractsThis Practice Note examines the circumstances in which a construction contract might entitle a...
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19th May
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The prevention principleThis Practice Note considers the meaning and nature of the prevention principle and its relevance to delay claims in...
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Produced in partnership with Tim James Seal 19th May
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Duty to warnThis Practice Note examines the extent to which contractors, sub-contractors and consultants have a duty to warn their employer of...
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19th May

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Can you claim the cost of an expert report you have not served because the case has now settled, but was reasonably obtained?It is easy to see why...
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Produced in partnership with Daniel Gill of Clarke Willmott LLP 9th Sep
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Are draft versions of an expert’s report disclosable? Is Jackson v Davenport Ltd still good law?In Carlson v Townsend, the Court of Appeal held that...
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Produced in partnership with Jamie Gamble of No5 Barristers Chambers 9th Sep
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Who pays an expert’s fees for answering questions put to them under CPR 35.6?As set out in the Practice Note: Expert reports, the expert's instructing...
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9th Sep
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Where one page of an expert report is disclosed pre-action, is privilege waived and the receiving party entitled to see the complete report?There is...
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9th Sep
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If the court has ordered a joint instruction of an expert, but the other side is disregarding that and going ahead with its own expert only, what are...
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9th Sep
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What guidance is there regarding what would or would not be reasonable when appointing experts?For comprehensive guidance on choosing an expert, see...
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9th Sep
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A key witness (factual and/or expert)/counsel/instructing solicitor is unable/unwilling to travel to and/or attend court due to the risk of...
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Produced in partnership with James Tunley of Lamb Chambers 9th Sep
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Instructing joint experts and how to proceed where an expert changes their mind.Single joint experts and joint statements prepared by expertsThe rules...
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9th Sep
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Letter of instruction to single joint expert (with drafting notes)Private & confidential[insert name and address of expert][insert date]Dear [insert...
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9th Sep
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9th Sep
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Letter of instruction for expert in construction dispute[ON HEADED LETTER PAPER][Insert name and address of expert][Date]Dear [insert name][Insert...
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Instructing an expert in a construction disputeDue to the nature of construction projects and disputes, it will often be necessary to instruct an...
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11th Aug
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Expert determination 1 Any dispute arising out of or in connection with this [Agreement...
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