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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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SBCC (Scottish Building Contract Committee) standard forms of contractThis Practice Note looks at the SBCC (Scottish Building Contract Committee)...
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Produced in partnership with MacRoberts LLP 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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Net contribution clauses in construction contractsThis Practice Note examines net contribution clauses (sometimes known as proportional or...
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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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What is the relevance of the Base Date in the JCT Design and Build Contract?The Base Date is relevant in respect of a number of clauses in the JCT...
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19th May
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Interim payments in construction contractsThis Practice Note provides an overview of what interim payments are, how the right to be paid (usually by...
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19th May
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MF/1 Rev 6 (2014)Originally called 'Model Form A', 'MF/1' comprises Conditions of Contract for the design, supply and installation of electrical,...
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Produced in partnership with Penningtons Manches and Sarah Fox 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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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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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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NEC Professional Service ContractThe NEC Professional Service Contract (PSC) is a long form consultant appointment published as part of the NEC suite...
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19th May
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The Scheme for Construction Contracts This Practice Note looks at the Scheme for Construction Contracts, as contained in:•the schedule to the Scheme...
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19th May
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Extensions of time under construction contractsThis Practice Note examines the circumstances in which a construction contract might entitle a...
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19th May
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The prevention principleThis Practice Note considers the meaning and nature of the prevention principle and its relevance to delay claims in...
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Produced in partnership with Tim James Seal 19th May
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Duty to warnThis Practice Note examines the extent to which contractors, sub-contractors and consultants have a duty to warn their employer of...
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19th May

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Causation and remoteness in professional negligence claimsIn analysing the causation and remoteness aspects of a professional negligence claim, a good...
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19th Aug
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Bringing a professional negligence claim based on the duty in contract, tort and equityHaving established the existence of a ‘professional’ who may...
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19th Aug
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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 18th Aug
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Negligence in constructionWhile tort claims are not as common in construction projects as breach of contract claims, they do still arise and it is not...
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11th Aug
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Quantum in construction claimsThis Practice Note looks at some of the key considerations that may need to be taken into account when a party to a...
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11th Aug
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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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11th Aug
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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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11th Aug
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Liability of employers for the acts of their employees and othersIP COMPLETION DAY: The Brexit transition period ended at 11pm on 31 December 2020. At...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Ohringer, Barrister, Cloisters 11th Aug
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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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11th Aug
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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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11th Aug
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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 10th Aug
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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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Duty to warnThis Practice Note examines the extent to which contractors, sub-contractors and consultants have a duty to warn their employer of...
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30th Jul
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Quantum in construction disputes—key casesThis Practice Note sets out some of the key and/or recent cases that deal with heads of losses which are...
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30th Jul

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