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It is common in construction projects for defects to manifest or appear in the works. Most construction contracts require the contractor to return to...
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9th Nov
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Claims by contractors for loss and expense arising from a disturbance to progress of the works are one of the most debated and contentious areas of...
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9th Nov
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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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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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A variation (sometimes referred to as a change) is an alteration to the scope of work originally specified in the contract, whether by way of an...
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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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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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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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This Practice Note explains what liquidated and ascertained damages (LADs/LDs) are and their purpose in a building contract. It considers the...
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9th Nov
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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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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 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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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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Scott Schedules are often very useful in construction disputes. They help to identify the key issues between the parties, and to set out for the judge...
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Produced in partnership with James Bowling of 4 Pump Court 12th Jan
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Produced in association with 4 Pump CourtParties to a 'construction contract' have the right to refer any dispute that has crystallised to...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note considers the status of the programme in a construction contract, what difference it makes if the programme is a contract document...
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9th Nov

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Precedents
This Contract comprises the completed RIBA 2020 Standard Professional Services Contract 2020 published by the Royal Institute of British Architects...
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21st Apr
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The ACE Professional Services Agreement (PSA) is a standard form consultant appointment published by the ACE (Association for Consultancy and...
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16th Apr
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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...
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8th Apr
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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...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria Tyson of Corbett & Co 8th Apr
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Overview of the NEC Professional Service Short ContractThe NEC Professional Service/Services Short Contract, or PSSC, is part of the NEC3 and NEC4...
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8th Apr
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What is the RIBA Plan of Work?The RIBA Plan of Work 2020 maps out the structure of the design process for a construction project, setting out tasks...
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8th Apr
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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...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria Tyson of Corbett & Co 8th Apr
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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...
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8th Apr
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.Stop press: New versions of the RIBA Professional Services Contracts have been...
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19th Mar
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note looks at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)...
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19th Mar
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note looks at the purpose and function of the RIBA Plan of Work...
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19th Mar
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The CIC Consultants' Contract ConditionsThe Construction Industry Council (CIC) publishes a standard form of consultant appointment: The CIC...
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10th Mar
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This Practice Note looks at the RIBA Standard Professional Services Contract 2020 for Architectural Services (RIBA SPSC 2020), considering the key...
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5th Mar
Q&As
Reference copies of the following contracts are available on LexisNexis as PDFs:•JCT contracts—the following suites, along with associated guides and...
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15th Feb
Q&As
There are several forms of consultant appointment published by various bodies, such as NEC, RIBA, ACA, ACE and CIC. The British Property Federation...
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6th Dec

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