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The final account in construction and engineering contractsWhat is the final account?The expression 'final account' refers to the consolidated...
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19th May
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Prohibited or deleterious materialsWhat are prohibited or deleterious materials?Most building contracts, sub-contracts, consultants’ appointments and...
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19th May
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Letters of intent—constructionWhat is a letter of intent?Letters of intent are used in construction and engineering projects to allow the employer to...
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19th May
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NEC and JCT contracts comparedThis Practice Note examines some of the key areas where the NEC3 and NEC4 standard form construction contracts take a...
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19th May
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Target cost contracts on construction projectsWhat is a target cost contract?A target cost contract is a type of cost reimbursable contract under...
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19th May
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What is a design responsibility matrix?A design responsibility matrix is a tool used in construction projects to allocate responsibility for the...
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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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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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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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MF/2 Rev 2 (1999)'MF/2' is one of the suite of Model Forms published on behalf of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the...
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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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Pricing structures in construction contractsThis Practice Note compares the pricing structures most commonly used in construction contracts. It...
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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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19th May

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What is an evaporation clause?‘Evaporation clause’ is an alternative name for a particular type of clause limiting liability. This type of clause is...
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31st Jul
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Is the BPF Agreement likely to be accepted by consultants?There are several forms of consultant appointment published by various bodies, such as NEC,...
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31st Jul
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How does the Construction Industry Scheme apply to contract administration, and what duties are owed by the contract administrator to the employer in...
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31st Jul
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What type of appointment and schedule of services should I use for a BIM level 2 coordinator?It is important firstly to understand what the parties...
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31st Jul
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Can poor or incorrect administration of a sub-contract invalidate that sub-contract?Administration of the sub-contractThe general duties and...
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31st Jul
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What is a design responsibility matrix?A design responsibility matrix is a tool used in construction projects to allocate responsibility for the...
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31st Jul
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Are you aware of any cases or guidance regarding an independent design checker’s liability when it approves a design and build contractor’s design...
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Produced in partnership with Abdul Jinadu of Keating Chambers 31st Jul
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Should an employer insist that a consultant exercises ‘all’ reasonable skill and care? Does the inclusion of ‘all’ impose a higher duty of care? Under...
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31st Jul
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Which standard form construction contracts are available on LexisNexis?Reference copies of the following contracts are available on LexisNexis as...
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31st Jul
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What liability would an employer (term is used in the consultant appointment) have for personal injury to a consultant who was injured while carrying...
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31st Jul
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Bringing a professional negligence claim based on the duty in contract, tort and equityHaving established the existence of a ‘professional’ who may...
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30th Jul
Precedents
Schedule of Amendments to RIBA Standard Professional Services Contract 2020: Architectural ServicesThis Contract comprises the completed RIBA 2020...
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30th Jul
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NEC Professional Service Short ContractOverview of the NEC Professional Service Short ContractThe NEC Professional Service/Services Short Contract, or...
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30th Jul
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Limitations and exclusions of liability—consultant appointmentsThis Practice Note provides specific guidance on exclusions and limits of liability...
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30th Jul
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MF/4 (2003)'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...
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30th Jul
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Standard of care—consultant appointmentsReasonable skill and careUnder its appointment, a consultant has a contractual duty of care and, alongside...
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30th Jul
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Schedules of servicesThis Practice Note examines the purpose and content of the schedule of services that will usually be appended to a consultant’s...
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30th Jul
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The RIBA Plan of Work 2020What is the RIBA Plan of Work?The RIBA Plan of Work 2020 maps out the structure of the design process for a construction...
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30th Jul
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Copyright in a consultant's appointmentThe question of who owns intellectual property in the designs, drawings, specifications etc, created in...
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30th Jul

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