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Oversail licencesWhy have an oversail licence on a construction project?Under English law, the freehold owner of land will usually own the air space...
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19th May
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SBCC (Scottish Building Contract Committee) standard forms of contractThis Practice Note looks at the SBCC (Scottish Building Contract Committee)...
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Produced in partnership with MacRoberts LLP 19th May
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Loss and expenseClaims by contractors for loss and expense arising from a disturbance to progress of the works are one of the most debated and...
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19th May
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Net contribution clauses in construction contractsThis Practice Note examines net contribution clauses (sometimes known as proportional or...
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19th May
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FIDIC contracts—introduction to the Red 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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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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Interim payments in construction contractsThis Practice Note provides an overview of what interim payments are, how the right to be paid (usually by...
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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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Time at large in construction contractsThis Practice Note examines the concept of ‘time at large’ in relation to the completion of works under a...
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19th May
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Sectional completionWhat is sectional completion?Where the construction contract splits the works into sections or parts, usually to be started at...
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19th May
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Early use and partial possessionTaking occupation before practical completionThe default position in most building contracts is that the contractor is...
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19th May
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NEC Professional Service ContractThe NEC Professional Service Contract (PSC) is a long form consultant appointment published as part of the NEC suite...
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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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Extensions of time under construction contractsThis Practice Note examines the circumstances in which a construction contract might entitle a...
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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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Fire safety defect claims for construction lawyersThe events of the Grenfell Tower fire, which took place on 14 June 2017, are well-known. In the...
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23rd Sep
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Fire safety defect claims: practical considerationsThis Practice Note sets out practical points that those advising on fire safety defect claims may...
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22nd Sep
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Performance of services and other obligations in a consultant's appointmentA consultant’s appointment will contain numerous duties and obligations,...
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20th Sep
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Professional indemnity insurance in construction projectsThis Practice Note looks at professional indemnity (PI) insurance in the context of...
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17th Sep
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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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13th Sep
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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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19th Aug
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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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15th Aug
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Design liability in construction contractsIf a party is said to have ‘design liability’, it means that it bears legal responsibility for all or part...
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13th Aug
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Reliance agreementThis Agreement is made on the [insert date] day of [insert month] 20[insert year]Parties1[insert name of party], a company...
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11th Aug
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Claims against consultants on construction projectsThis Practice Note looks at claims made against professional consultants (also known as...
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11th Aug
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Consultant’s appointment—long form non-designContentsThis Agreement is made on [date]Parties1[Insert name of Employer] (Company Registration No....
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11th Aug
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Schedule of services—BIM ManagerThe BIM Manager shall:General responsibilities•plan and lead BIM implementation for the Project•provide guidance and...
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11th Aug
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Roles of professional consultants—construction projectsOn construction projects there may be a large number of professional consultants involved, all...
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11th Aug
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Short form of consultant’s appointmentThis Agreement is made on the [insert date] day of [insert month and year]Parties1[Insert Employer name]...
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11th Aug
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Termination of a consultant's appointmentThis Practice Note looks at how consultant’s appointments might be terminated, explores the approach taken in...
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11th Aug
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NEC4 PSC—Form of Agreement and Z clausesAgreement in relation to [insert brief details of the works/project] at [insert address of works]...
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11th Aug
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Reasonable skill and care in construction contractsThis Practice Note considers the obligation for contractors and consultants providing services...
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11th Aug
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Negligence in constructionWhile tort claims are not as common in construction projects as breach of contract claims, they do still arise and it is not...
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11th Aug
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Letter of relianceTo: [insert name and address of recipient of letter]Date: [insert date]Dear [insert name of person/organisation wishing to rely on...
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11th Aug
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Consultant’s appointment—long form designContentsThis Agreement is made on [date]Parties1[Insert name of Employer] (Company Registration No. [insert...
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