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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 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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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 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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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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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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Brexit impact—public procurement: The UK public procurement regime derives from EU public procurement laws, and is therefore impacted by the UK’s...
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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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What is a target cost contract?A target cost contract is a type of cost reimbursable contract under which the contractor is paid the ‘actual cost’...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note examines agreements entered into under sections 38 and 278 of the Highways Act 1980, considering the obligations they impose and,...
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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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Schedule of services—M&E Engineer (Design and build procurement)The Consultant shall:General responsibilities (Stages 0–7)•[act as Lead Consultant in...
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8th Apr
Q&As
Under section 13 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 (SGSA 1982) a consultant (as a professional) providing services must do so with...
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15th Feb
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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
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This Agreement is made on the [insert date] day of [insert month] 20[insert year]Parties1[insert name of party], a company incorporated in [England...
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14th Feb
Q&As
This Q&A considers cases on the liability of a party appointed by the employer to review and approve a design developed by a contractor in a design...
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Produced in partnership with Abdul Jinadu of Keating Chambers 8th Jan
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In general, an employer has both a common law and statutory duty to ensure the safety of their employees. See: Employer’s liability—overview and...
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8th Dec
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Schedule of services—Project ManagerThe Project Manager shall:General responsibilities•act as the Client’s representative and issue information and...
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6th Dec
Precedents
The BIM Manager shall:General responsibilities•plan and lead BIM implementation for the Project•provide guidance and support to the Project Team to...
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6th Dec
Q&As
‘Evaporation clause’ is an alternative name for a particular type of clause limiting liability. This type of clause is most commonly found in...
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6th Dec
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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Administration of the sub-contractThe general duties and obligations of contract administration will depend on the scope of the building contract or...
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6th Dec
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It is important firstly to understand what the parties mean when they use the term BIM level 2 coordinator. Often, people equate this with a BIM...
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6th Dec
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A design responsibility matrix is a tool used in construction projects to allocate responsibility for the various aspects of the design. It might also...
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6th Dec
Q&As
We have assumed in this Q&A that the employer under the JCT Standard Building Contract 2011 and 2016 (SBC) is a ‘contractor’ for the purposes of the...
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6th Dec
Precedents
To: [insert name and address of recipient of letter]Date: [insert date]Dear [insert name of person/organisation wishing to rely on the report],[insert...
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25th Nov
Precedents
Payment 1 The Consultant shall submit an account (the ‘Account’) for sums due in respect of an instalment at the end of the...
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26th Sep

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