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JCT collateral warrantiesA warranty'>collateral warranty is a contract which is collateral to, or sits alongside, the underlying or primary contract...
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19th May
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Pre-construction services agreementsThis Practice Note explores the use of pre-construction services agreements (PCSAs) which are typically used in...
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19th May
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Reasonable skill and care in construction contractsThis Practice Note considers the obligation for contractors and consultants providing services...
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19th May
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JCT contracts 2016—reference copiesThis document contains quick links to searchable PDF copies of the JCT 2016 standard form contracts. For our full...
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19th May
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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FIDIC contracts—introduction to the Silver 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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Section 38 and section 278 Highways Act agreements—contractor’s perspectiveThis Practice Note examines agreements entered into under sections 38 and...
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19th May
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JCT contracts—variationsThis Practice Note looks at how variations are dealt with under the main forms of JCT contract. For a wider discussion on...
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Estoppel by representation and estoppel by conventionThis Practice Note considers estoppel by representation and estoppel by convention. For general...
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Produced in partnership with Nicholas Macklam of Radcliffe Chambers 30th Jul
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Construction disputes—new starter guideThis Practice Note provides an introductory guide to construction disputes, aimed at trainee solicitors and...
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30th Jul
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Key considerations at the pre-action stage of a construction disputeThe purpose of this Practice Note is to set out the steps which should be taken in...
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Produced in partnership with Abdul Jinadu of Keating Chambers 30th Jul
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Defects claims in constructionDefects are a common issue on construction projects. Minor defects or patent defects (ie those which are apparent upon...
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30th Jul
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Common claims under construction contracts The nature of construction projects, the contracts agreed and the law surrounding them, means that claims...
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30th Jul
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PFI/PF2 construction disputesThe Private Finance Initiative (PFI) is a public private partnership model that was introduced in 1992, and was then...
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30th Jul
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Precedent instructions or brief to counsel[IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE[BUSINESS AND PROPERTY COURTS [OF ENGLAND AND WALES OR IN [insert...
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30th Jul
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FIDIC contracts (pre-2017 editions)—dispute resolutionThe FIDIC contracts contain a 'multi-tiered' dispute resolution procedure that escalates from...
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30th Jul
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Scott Schedules in construction disputesScott Schedules are often very useful in construction disputes. They help to identify the key issues between...
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Produced in partnership with James Bowling of 4 Pump Court 30th Jul
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Settlement agreement for construction dispute (short form)This Settlement Agreement is made on [insert date] (the ‘Settlement Date’) between the...
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30th Jul
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Scott Schedule—delayNo.Event relied onDelay experiencedDelayDefendant’s...
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Produced in partnership with 4 Pump Court 30th Jul
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FIDIC contracts 2017—dispute resolutionThis Practice Note considers the dispute resolution procedure in the FIDIC Red, Yellow and Silver Books 2017....
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30th Jul
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Benefits and risks of adjudicationProduced in association with 4 Pump CourtParties to a 'construction contract' have the right to refer any dispute...
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30th Jul
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Scott Schedule—defectsNo.DefectTerm of contract BreachedRemedial costDefendant’s responseJudge’s comments1Serious corrosion...
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Produced in partnership with 4 Pump Court 30th Jul
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Claims against consultants on construction projectsThis Practice Note looks at claims made against professional consultants (also known as...
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30th Jul
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Introduction to adjudication clausesThere are an array of different types of dispute resolution clauses, providing for various mechanisms by which...
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30th Jul
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Settlement agreement for construction dispute (long form)This Settlement Agreement is made on [insert date] (the ‘Settlement Date’) between the...
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30th Jul
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Calderbank/settlement offer for a construction dispute[ON YOUR LETTERHEAD]Without prejudice save as to costs[Name and address of other party’s...
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30th Jul
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NEC contracts—dispute resolutionThis Practice Note considers the dispute resolution procedure under the NEC3 and NEC4 contracts, including discussions...
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