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This Practice Note considers the meaning and nature of the prevention principle and its relevance to delay claims in construction projects. It also...
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Produced in partnership with Tim James Seal 12th Jan
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This Practice Note examines agreements entered into under sections 38 and 278 of the Highways Act 1980, considering the obligations they impose and,...
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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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Brexit impact—public procurement: The UK public procurement regime derives from EU public procurement laws, and is therefore impacted by the UK’s...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note looks at Employer’s Requirements (also referred to as ERs) within a building contract. It explains what Employer’s Requirements are...
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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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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 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 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 looks at the FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Plant and Design Build 1999, commonly known as the FIDIC Yellow Book 1999.FIDIC...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria Tyson of Corbett & Co 12th Jan
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This Practice Note provides an overview of what interim payments are, how the right to be paid (usually by monthly or stage/milestone payments) arises...
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9th Nov
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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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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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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 considers the role of the Engineer under the FIDIC Red and Yellow Books 2017. For more information on these contracts, see Practice...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria Tyson of Corbett & Co 8th Jan
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This Q&A considers cases on the liability of a party appointed by the employer to review and approve a design developed by a contractor in a design...
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Produced in partnership with Abdul Jinadu of Keating Chambers 8th Jan
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This Practice Note considers the role of the Engineer under the FIDIC Red and Yellow Books 1999 and the Pink Book 2010.The FIDIC Silver Book 1999 and...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria Tyson of Corbett & Co 8th Jan
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The NEC Professional Service Contract (PSC) is a long form consultant appointment published as part of the NEC suite of contracts. The NEC4 suite of...
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23rd Dec
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Overview of the NEC Professional Service Short ContractThe NEC Professional Service/Services Short Contract, or PSSC, is part of the NEC3 and NEC4...
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21st Dec
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In general, an employer has both a common law and statutory duty to ensure the safety of their employees. See: Employer’s liability—overview and...
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8th Dec
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The ACE Professional Services Agreement (PSA) is a standard form consultant appointment published by the ACE (Association for Consultancy and...
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6th Dec
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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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6th Dec
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This Practice Note examines net contribution clauses (sometimes known as proportional or proportionate liability clauses) and their inclusion in...
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6th Dec
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Stop press: New versions of the RIBA Professional Services Contracts have been published (2020 editions)—see: LNB News 21/07/2020 73.This Practice...
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6th Dec
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This Practice Note looks at claims made against professional consultants (also known as construction professionals) on construction projects and...
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6th Dec
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This Practice Note looks at how consultant’s appointments might be terminated, explores the approach taken in standard forms and provides example...
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6th Dec
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Reasonable skill and careUnder its appointment, a consultant has a contractual duty of care and, alongside that, a duty of care in tort. The standard...
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6th Dec
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Consultant appointments and the HGCRA 1996‘Construction contracts’ as defined in the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (HGCRA...
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6th Dec
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The question of who owns intellectual property in the designs, drawings, specifications etc, created in relation to a construction project is very...
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6th Dec
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This Practice Note provides specific guidance on exclusions and limits of liability relevant to consultant appointments. It should be read alongside...
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6th Dec
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A consultant’s appointment will contain numerous duties and obligations, both express and implied. This Practice Note looks at the consultant’s...
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6th Dec
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'MF/4' is one of the suite of Model Forms published on behalf of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institution of Mechanical...
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6th Dec
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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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6th Dec
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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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6th Dec

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