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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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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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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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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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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 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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What is sectional completion?Where the construction contract splits the works into sections or parts, usually to be started at different times, there...
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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 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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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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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 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 identifies some of the key differences between adjudication and litigation, arbitration, mediation and expert...
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Produced in partnership with 4 Pump Court 12th Jan
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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 the concept of ‘time at large’ in relation to the completion of works under a construction contract, including what time...
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9th Nov
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Practical completion marks the end of the construction period of a project, when the works are 'finished' and the employer can occupy and/or use them....
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9th Nov

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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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28th Apr
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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...
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20th Apr
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ContentsThis Agreement is made on [date]Parties1[Insert name of Employer] (Company Registration No. [insert number]) whose registered office is at...
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16th Apr
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ContentsThis Agreement is made on [date]Parties1[Insert name of Employer] (Company Registration No. [insert number]) whose registered office is at...
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16th Apr
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This Agreement is made on the [insert date] day of [insert month and year]Parties1[Insert Employer name] (Company Registration No. [insert number]...
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16th Apr
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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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13th Apr
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Schedule of services—Architect (Design and build procurement)The Architect shall:General responsibilities (Stages 0–7)•[act as Lead Consultant in...
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9th Apr
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Schedule of services—Structural Engineer (design and build procurement)The Consultant shall:General responsibilities (Stages 0–7)•[act as Lead...
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9th Apr
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Schedule of services—structural engineer (traditional procurement)The Consultant shall:General responsibilities (Stages 0–7)•[act as Lead Consultant...
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9th Apr
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Schedule of services—Architect (Traditional procurement)The Architect shall:General responsibilities (Stages 0–7)•[act as Lead Consultant in relation...
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9th Apr
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This Practice Note considers the obligation for contractors and consultants providing services under construction contracts to exercise reasonable...
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9th Apr
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What are prohibited or deleterious materials?Most building contracts, sub-contracts, consultants’ appointments and collateral warranties will include...
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8th Apr
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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...
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8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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This Practice Note looks at professional indemnity (PI) insurance in the context of construction projects—the requirement to hold insurance, the level...
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8th Apr
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Consultants carrying out the role of certifierConsultants such as employers' agents, contract administrators, project managers and architects are...
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8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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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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8th Apr

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