Key features of construction disputes

Key features of construction disputes guidance:

This article appears as originally published in Construction Law on 1 August 2016 and is not maintained. Multi-tiered dispute resolution clauses can save parties time and...

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Produced in association with 4 Pump Court Parties to a 'construction contract' have the right to refer any dispute that has crystallised to adjudication at any time....

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This Practice Note looks at claims made against professional consultants (also known as construction professionals) on construction projects and issues that typically...

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The nature of construction projects, the contracts agreed and the law surrounding them, means that claims are commonly made by one or more parties. This Practice Note...

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This Practice Note provides an introductory guide to construction disputes, aimed at trainee solicitors and others who are new to construction disputes. It looks at the...

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Defects are a common issue that occur in construction projects. Minor defects or patent defects (ie those which are apparent upon inspection) can often be dealt with...

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EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contracts are frequently drafted to be turnkey agreements—the contractor builds the works and all the employer has to do...

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This Practice Note considers estoppel by representation and estoppel by convention. For general guidance on what an estoppel is and when it may be pleaded, see Practice...

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What is estoppel? The basic concept of an estoppel is that where a person (A) has caused another (B) to act on the basis of a particular state of affairs, A is prevented...

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The FIDIC contracts contain a 'multi-tiered' dispute resolution procedure that escalates from adjudication of the dispute by a dispute adjudication board (DAB) to...

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This Practice Note considers the dispute resolution procedure in the FIDIC Red, Yellow and Silver Books 2017. These contracts, like the previous (1999) editions and the...

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There are an array of different types of dispute resolution clauses, providing for various mechanisms by which parties' disputes can be resolved. Adjudication clauses...

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This Practice Note looks at the dispute resolution provisions in JCT contracts, of which most make provision for mediation, adjudication and litigation or arbitration, as...

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The purpose of this Practice Note is to set out the steps which should be taken in the pre-action phase in order to maximise prospects of success. While the steps...

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This Practice Note considers the dispute resolution procedure under the NEC3 and NEC4 contracts, including discussions between Senior Representatives, adjudication,...

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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 to advance a claim in...

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This Practice Note looks at some of the key considerations that may need to be taken into account when a party to a construction contract is formulating the quantum...

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This Practice Note sets out some of the key and/or recent cases that deal with heads of losses which are commonly claimed in construction disputes, such as in defects...

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This Practice Note relates specifically to construction disputes. For more guidance and materials on general litigation topics (not specific to construction) please refer...

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