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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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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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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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A collateral warranty is a contract which is collateral to, or sits alongside, the underlying or primary contract (ie the construction contract or...
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9th Nov
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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 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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This Practice Note examines the extent to which contractors, sub-contractors and consultants have a duty to warn their employer of inadequacies that...
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9th Nov
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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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This Practice Note considers the status of the programme in a construction contract, what difference it makes if the programme is a contract document...
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9th Nov

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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
Q&As
The answer depends entirely on the provisions of the contract. The starting point is that if the contract is a construction contract within the terms...
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Produced in partnership with Abdul-Lateef Jinadu of Keating Chambers 15th Feb
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Case Study: A builder (A) quoted a price to carry out works at B’s property, which was accepted by B. There was no reference in the quotation, or...
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15th Feb
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In CPR 7 claims, there will ordinarily be costs budgets, which will stand as the estimate of costs. Cases where an estimate of costs will be relevant...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 15th 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
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This Settlement Agreement is made on [insert date] (the ‘Settlement Date’) between the following parties (each a ‘party’ and together the...
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14th Feb
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No.Terms of contract relied onDamages claimed and basis of claim Defendant’s responseJudge’s comments1Prolongation costs arising out of Variation...
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Produced in partnership with 4 Pump Court 14th Feb
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1Terms of settlementThe parties agree as follows:1.1This Settlement Agreement is in full and final settlement of the Dispute[ and any causes of action...
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14th Feb
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Claim No. [insert claim number].[IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE[BUSINESS AND PROPERTY COURTS [OF ENGLAND AND WALES OR IN [insert location]]]Technology...
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14th Feb
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[ON YOUR LETTERHEAD]Without prejudice save as to costs[Name and address of other party’s solicitor]Dear [insert contact name][Insert subject of...
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14th Feb
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Claim No. [insert claim number].[IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE[BUSINESS AND PROPERTY COURTS [OF ENGLAND AND WALES OR IN [insert location] OR Technology...
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14th Feb
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IN THE MATTER OF THE HOUSING GRANTS, CONSTRUCTION AND REGENERATION ACT 1996AND IN THE MATTER OF AN ADJUDICATION[And pursuant to the [insert [‘Scheme...
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14th Feb
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IN THE MATTER OF THE housing grants, construction and regeneration act 1996And IN THE MATTER OF AN ADJUDICATIONBEFORE [Name of...
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14th Feb
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Filed on behalf of the ClaimantWitness statement of [insert initial and surname of witness]Number of witness statement: [insert number of witness...
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14th Feb
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[Address/headed paper of responding party][Date][Address of adjudicator]Dear [insert name of adjudicator]In the matter of an adjudication between...
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14th Feb
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Filed on behalf of the DefendantWitness statement of [insert initial and surname of witness]Number of witness statement: [insert number of witness...
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14th Feb

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