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JCT collateral warrantiesA warranty'>collateral warranty is a contract which is collateral to, or sits alongside, the underlying or primary contract...
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19th May
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Differences between adjudication and other forms of dispute resolutionThis Practice Note identifies some of the key differences between adjudication...
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Produced in partnership with 4 Pump Court 19th May
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Adjudication and Part 8 proceedingsThis Practice Note considers the availability and use of declarations under CPR 8 in relation to adjudication...
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Produced in partnership with 4 Pump Court 19th May
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Letters of intent—constructionWhat is a letter of intent?Letters of intent are used in construction and engineering projects to allow the employer to...
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19th May
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Pre-construction services agreementsThis Practice Note explores the use of pre-construction services agreements (PCSAs) which are typically used in...
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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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JCT contracts 2016—reference copiesThis document contains quick links to searchable PDF copies of the JCT 2016 standard form contracts. For our full...
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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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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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'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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MF/2 Rev 2 (1999)'MF/2' is one of the suite of Model Forms published on behalf of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the...
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19th May
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Build Operate Transfer (BOT) contractsThe Public Private Partnership (PPP) models are a popular way for governments to involve private investment,...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria McGie 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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Pricing structures in construction contractsThis Practice Note compares the pricing structures most commonly used in construction contracts. It...
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19th May
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Introduction to the HGCRA 1996The need for legislation in the construction industryThroughout the 1980s and the early 1990s, the construction industry...
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19th May

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Negligence—when does a duty of care arise?This Practice Note considers one of the first questions to ask when faced with a prospective claim in...
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Produced in partnership with Professor Richard A Buckley M.A, D.Phil, DCL, Oxford of University of Reading 2nd Aug
Q&As
Where the wall to a house has been damaged by work carried out by contractors to an adjoining garden wall, who is liable to the house owner for the...
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Produced in partnership with Kate Andrews of Hamlins 1st Aug
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Where, arising out of the same factual scenario, A has a cause of action in contract against B and a cause of action in tort against C, does it matter...
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Produced in partnership with Karen Hellier of Clarke Willmott 1st Aug
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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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Where a builder working on property A causes damage to a neighbouring property, who is liable to the neighbour for that damage, the employer (who owns...
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Produced in partnership with Abdul Jinadu of Keating Chambers 31st Jul
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How can a party recover for damage caused to its property by construction works undertaken on a neighbouring property by a subcontractor, and should...
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31st Jul
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Does an employer owe a duty in tort to properly maintain a building once completed?We are not aware of any general duty in tort which requires an...
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31st Jul
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Does the Civil Liability (Contribution) Act 1978 mean that a main contractor cannot pursue a contribution claim against a sub-sub-contractor/supplier...
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31st Jul
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Do you have examples of cases and Commentary where a limitation of liability for negligence in a business-to-business sale of goods agreement was...
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31st Jul
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What is the difference between negligence and gross negligence in commercial contracts?In this Q&A we refer to the concepts of negligence and gross...
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31st Jul
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What is the limitation period for a compensation claim under section 82 of the New Roads and Streetworks Act, and specifically when does time start to...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 31st Jul
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When is 'actual damage' sustained for the context of limitation in tort, when a defective product is supplied, and the supplier has a duty of care to...
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31st Jul
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Claiming damages—tort and contract claims comparedThis Practice Note serves as a quick reference guide for practitioners comparing the law of damages...
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31st Jul
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Nuisance—what are public and private nuisance claims?Nuisance claims are recognised in the following way:•private nuisance—interference with the...
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31st Jul
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Tort claims—causation as a matter of factIn most torts, where a defendant breaches its duty towards the claimant, it is only liable if the claimant...
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Produced in partnership with Laurence Page of Hardwicke Chambers 31st Jul
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Tort—the different types of tortThis Practice Note identifies the main torts (bar negligence and nuisance, which are covered elsewhere in our related...
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Produced in partnership with Kate Temple-Mabe and Adam Weitzman QC of 7BR 31st Jul

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