Consultant appointments

Consultant appointments guidance:

The ACE Professional Services Agreement (PSA) is a standard form consultant appointment published by the ACE (Association for Consultancy and Engineering). This Practice...

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Having established the existence of a ‘professional’ who may owe duties to their client, it is then necessary to consider the bases on which such duties may be founded....

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The CIC Consultants' Contract Conditions The Construction Industry Council (CIC) publishes a standard form of consultant appointment: The CIC Consultants' Contract...

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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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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. This article appears as originally published in Construction Law on 1 May 2017 and is not...

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Consultants carrying out the role of certifier Consultants such as employers' agents, contract administrators, project managers and architects are often required to act...

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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 important for all the...

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What is meant by design liability? If a party is said to have ‘design liability’, it means that they bear legal responsibility for all or part of the design of a...

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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 they discover in...

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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 the FIDIC Gold Book...

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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 Notes: FIDIC...

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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 Practice Note:...

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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 Engineers. It is...

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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 contracts was...

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Overview of the NEC Professional Service Short Contract The NEC Professional Service/Services Short Contract, or PSSC, is part of the NEC3 and NEC4 suites of contracts...

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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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