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In December 2017, FIDIC launched the second editions of the Red, Yellow and Silver Book. This Practice Note is an introduction to the FIDIC Silver...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria Tyson of Corbett & Co 12th Jan
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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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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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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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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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What is a letter of intent?Letters of intent are used in construction and engineering projects to allow the employer to mobilise a contractor before...
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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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This Practice Note considers ‘pay when paid’ clauses and ‘pay when certified’ clauses in construction contracts, and the relevant provisions of the...
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Produced in partnership with Womble Bond Dickinson 12th Jan
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This Practice Note provides an overview of what interim payments are, how the right to be paid (usually by monthly or stage/milestone payments) arises...
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9th Nov
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The JCT Pre-Construction Services Agreement was launched in 2008. A revised edition was published in 2011 to incorporate the amendments to the Housing...
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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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Overlapping insurance policesThere are various reasons why an insured may end up with overlapping insurance cover, whether deliberately or...
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Produced in partnership with Susie Wakefield and Matthew Brown of Shoosmiths LLP 9th Apr
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What is insurance law?Insurance law can be split into three parts:•insurance contract law which governs the contractual relationship between insureds...
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9th Apr
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What is professional indemnity insurance?Professional indemnity insurance is a form of liability insurance. It provides a professional person or firm...
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9th Apr
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This Practice Note considers the insurance provisions in the FIDIC Red, Yellow and Silver Books 2017. It looks at liability for the Works, insurance...
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8th Apr
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Technically, a defect in a finished product is a breach of contract. However, it is widely accepted that defects will occur and manifest themselves on...
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8th Apr
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OverviewIn normal circumstances the only recourse available to a building owner, on discovering a defect, is to seek recovery from the contractor or...
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Produced in partnership with David Savage, Construction partner at Charles Russell Speechlys 8th Apr
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Landlord or property ownerThe freeholder has the greatest long-term interest in the property as a capital investment, which for a landlord provides an...
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Produced in partnership with Gowling WLG 8th Apr
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This Practice Note examines the nature of joint names insurance, the distinction between joint and composite insurance and its impact on construction...
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Produced in partnership with Fisher Scoggins Waters LLP 8th Apr
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This Practice Note looks at professional indemnity (PI) insurance in the context of construction projects—the requirement to hold insurance, the level...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note considers the Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010 (TP(RAI)A 2010) and the Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note looks at the insurance provisions in the main forms of JCT contract. It focuses on the Contractor’s liabilities and obligations to...
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8th Apr
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A tenant may be given rights under an agreement for lease to enter a property prior to completion in order to carry out fit out works. This is...
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Produced in partnership with Gowling WLG 8th Apr
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This Practice Note considers the allocation of risks and the insurance requirements in the NEC Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC). It...
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8th Apr
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What is Contractors’ All Risks insurance?Construction insurance comes in two main categories, namely ‘property’ and ‘liability’ insurance. Property...
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Produced in partnership with Gordon Dadds Consulting LLP, revised in partnership with Hardwicke 8th Apr
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All the standard forms of building contract make specific provision for the liabilities which are at the contractor or employer's risk and which party...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note considers the insurance provisions in the 1999 editions of the FIDIC Red, Yellow and Silver Books. For guidance on the 2017...
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8th Apr
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with Jonathan Spencer and Russell Cowie of Simmons & Simmons 8th Apr
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When refurbishment or fit out works are to be completed in an existing building or where an existing building is being extended, the employer under...
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Produced in partnership with Gowling WLG 8th Apr
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What is design and build?At its simplest, design and build (D&B):•is a project delivery system under which a single entity (the D&B contractor)...
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Produced in partnership with Jonathan Spencer, Emily Monastiriotis and Rachel Lobley of Simmons & Simmons 8th Apr
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Purpose of the TP(RAI)A 2010The Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Act 2010 (TP(RAI)A 2010) repeals and replaces the Third Parties (Rights...
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Produced in partnership with HFW 8th Apr

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