Consultants on construction projects

Consultants on construction projects guidance:

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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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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.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 provides specific guidance on exclusions and limits of liability relevant to consultant appointments. It should be read alongside Practice Note:...

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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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This Practice Note examines net contribution clauses (sometimes known as proportionate liability clauses) and their inclusion in collateral warranties and consultants’...

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Consultant appointments and the HGCRA 1996 ‘Construction contracts’ as defined in the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (HGCRA 1996) are subject to...

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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 obligation to perform the...

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General requirement A consultant’s appointment will routinely require the consultant to take out and maintain professional indemnity (PI) insurance. For many...

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What are prohibited or deleterious materials? Most building contracts, sub-contracts, consultants’ appointments and collateral warranties will include provisions dealing...

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This Practice Note considers the obligation for contractors and consultants providing services under construction contracts to exercise reasonable skill and care. It...

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On construction projects there may be a large number of professional consultants involved, all carrying out separate roles. The number of consultants depends on the size...

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Reasonable skill and care Under its appointment, a consultant has a contractual duty of care and, alongside that, a duty of care in tort. The standard imposed on the...

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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 termination clauses. It...

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