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Responsibility for Employer's RequirementsThis Practice Note looks at Employer’s Requirements (also referred to as ERs) within a building contract. It...
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19th May
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JCT Pre-Construction Services AgreementThe JCT Pre-Construction Services Agreement was launched in 2008. A revised edition was published in 2011 to...
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19th May
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NEC Supply ContractOverview of the NEC Supply ContractThe NEC Supply Contract, or ‘SC’, is part of the NEC3 and NEC4 suites of contracts (see Practice...
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19th May
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Target cost contracts on construction projectsWhat is a target cost contract?A target cost contract is a type of cost reimbursable contract under...
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19th May
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Reasonable skill and care in construction contractsThis Practice Note considers the obligation for contractors and consultants providing services...
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19th May
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Oversail licencesWhy have an oversail licence on a construction project?Under English law, the freehold owner of land will usually own the air space...
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19th May
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Loss and expenseClaims by contractors for loss and expense arising from a disturbance to progress of the works are one of the most debated and...
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19th May
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FIDIC contracts—introduction to the Red Book 2017In December 2017, FIDIC launched the second editions of the Red, Yellow and Silver Book. This...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria Tyson of Corbett & Co 19th May
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Time at large in construction contractsThis Practice Note examines the concept of ‘time at large’ in relation to the completion of works under a...
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19th May
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Early use and partial possessionTaking occupation before practical completionThe default position in most building contracts is that the contractor is...
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19th May
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Sectional completionWhat is sectional completion?Where the construction contract splits the works into sections or parts, usually to be started at...
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19th May
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The Notice of AdjudicationProduced in association with 4 Pump CourtA Notice of Adjudication is the first step in commencing an adjudication. This...
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19th May
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'Pay when paid' and 'paid when certified' clausesThis Practice Note considers ‘pay when paid’ clauses and ‘pay when certified’ clauses in construction...
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Produced in partnership with Womble Bond Dickinson 19th May
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JCT contracts 2011—reference copiesThis document contains quick links to searchable PDF copies of the JCT 2011 standard form contracts. For our full...
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19th May
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Section 38 and section 278 Highways Act agreements—contractor’s perspectiveThis Practice Note examines agreements entered into under sections 38 and...
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19th May
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Design and build procurementThis Practice Note explains what design and build (commonly referred to as ‘D&B’) procurement is. It also considers why an...
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19th May

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Estoppel by representation and estoppel by conventionThis Practice Note considers estoppel by representation and estoppel by convention. For general...
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Produced in partnership with Nicholas Macklam of Radcliffe Chambers 3rd Aug
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Claims for rectificationThis Practice Note outlines when a claim for rectification may be appropriate, what you need to establish to succeed on such a...
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3rd Aug
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How do the English courts interpret the term ‘special damages’ in the context of a contractual limitation of liability provision? How is US-specific...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 3rd Aug
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Termination of a construction contractA construction contract may be discharged, terminated or determined in a number ways. These principally...
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Produced in partnership with DAC Beachcroft 3rd Aug
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What is ‘relevant separation agreement law’ and how does it operate in UK law?‘Relevant separation agreement law’ is defined in section 7C(3) of the...
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1st Aug
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When can a mistake in an executed deed be rectified by a manuscript amendment rather than by a deed of rectification?This Q&A explains when it is...
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Produced in partnership with Emma Holland of Stewarts Law 1st Aug
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How, in summary, does the loss of a chance approach work?This Q&A should be read in conjunction with Practice Note: Loss of chance damages.Loss of...
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1st Aug
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What are the necessary elements to establish a claim for unjust enrichment?Practice Note: Restitution for unjust enrichment—elements of the claim...
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Produced in partnership with Oliver Hilton of Radcliffe Chambers 1st Aug
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Where the court has ordered the defendant to pay the costs of an application, to be summarily assessed, do these costs need to be added into the costs...
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Produced in partnership with Alex Bagnall of Total Legal Solutions 31st Jul
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Can wasted time be claimed as damages?When dealing with a claim for financial loss, a party may claim damages for wasted staff time if those staff...
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31st Jul
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What is the position in tort where a subcontractor who, acting for a main contractor, commits an act which causes the employer to suffer loss? Under...
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Produced in partnership with Julie Morrissy 31st Jul
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What is the difference between termination, determination and a voided contract?In respect of commercial contracts, under English law there is no...
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Produced in partnership with Abdul Jinadu of Keating Chambers 31st Jul
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Where a building contract is signed as a deed but does not expressly set out the limitation period for bringing a defects claim under it, when does...
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31st Jul
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What case law is there on good faith and collaboration in PPC2000 contracts?Pursuant to clause 1.3 of PPC2000, all of the parties to a PPC2000...
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31st Jul
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Is it possible to issue a certificate of making good defects except in respect of a key defect which remains outstanding? Will the building contract...
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31st Jul
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Are you aware of any cases or guidance regarding an independent design checker’s liability when it approves a design and build contractor’s design...
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Produced in partnership with Abdul Jinadu of Keating Chambers 31st Jul

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