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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 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 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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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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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 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 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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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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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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9th Nov
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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 identifies the key parties involved in most construction projects (including the employer, the contractor, the professional team of...
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9th Nov

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What is estoppel?The basic concept of an estoppel is that where a person (A) has caused another (B) to act on the basis of a particular state of...
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16th Apr
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This Q&A refers to a generic supply of goods agreement, in relation to which no specific industry or sector regulations apply.We are not aware of any...
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16th Apr
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While the primary remedy for contractual breach is that of damages (see Practice Note: Contractual damages—general principles and related content),...
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Produced in partnership with Zainab Hodgson of CMS 15th Apr
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Express and implied contractual terms distinguishedContractual terms may be either express or implied:•express terms—are terms which are actually...
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13th Apr
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The requirements for variation of a deedIt was formerly a rule of common law that contracts entered into by way of deed could only be varied by deed....
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12th Apr
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Formalities for a deedThe following are the necessary requirements for a deed:•it must be in writing•it must make it clear that it is intended to be a...
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Produced in partnership with Lynne Counsell of 9 Stone Buildings 12th Apr
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This Practice Note concerns repudiation and sets out what a repudiatory breach of contract means. It explains how a repudiatory breach goes to the...
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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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This Practice Note looks at some of the key considerations that may need to be taken into account when a party to a construction contract is...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note considers the relevance of material breach in the context of construction projects, looks at contractual definitions of material...
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8th Apr
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What does time of the essence mean?Where time is 'of the essence' it means that the stated time for completion of an obligation in a contract is a...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note considers if and when a duty of good faith may be implied into a construction contract, and also looks at some of the standard form...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note sets out some of the key and/or recent cases that deal with heads of losses which are commonly claimed in construction disputes,...
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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 November...
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8th Apr
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The implication of terms into a contract is a large and complicated area of law. Sometimes, a particular term will be implied automatically into all...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note discusses the purpose and features of entire agreement clauses (also known as whole agreement clauses), primarily in the context of...
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8th Apr
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Defining waiverIn the law of contract, the term ‘waiver’ may have different meanings but is most commonly used to denote the granting of a concession...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note provides an overview of contract expiry and of the different causes of termination and ways to discharge a contract, including...
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8th Apr
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PurposeA notices clause is often included in an agreement to ensure that each party has certainty and clarity in relation to formal communications...
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8th Apr

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