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Repair and maintenance contractsThis Practice Note looks at the nature of repair and maintenance contracts, how they are used and the different types...
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19th May
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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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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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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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What is a variation on a construction project?A variation (sometimes referred to as a change) is an alteration to the scope of work originally...
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19th May
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What is a design responsibility matrix?A design responsibility matrix is a tool used in construction projects to allocate responsibility for the...
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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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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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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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'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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The contractor's programmeThis Practice Note considers the status of the programme in a construction contract, what difference it makes if 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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JCT contracts—variationsThis Practice Note looks at how variations are dealt with under the main forms of JCT contract. For a wider discussion on...
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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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Is there a financial limit of cover under a new home warranty and if so, what is that limit?A new home warranty is, in effect, an insurance policy...
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1st Aug
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Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010—one minute guidePurpose of the TP(RAI)A 2010The Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Act 2010...
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Produced in partnership with HFW 1st Aug
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Subrogation in insurance and reinsuranceWhat is the right of subrogation?In the context of insurance and reinsurance, the right of subrogation...
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Produced in partnership with Eleanor Ruiz of Reed Smith and Mark Pring of Reed Smith 1st Aug
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Professional indemnity insurance—essentialsWhat is professional indemnity insurance?Professional indemnity insurance is a form of liability insurance....
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1st Aug
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Double insurance and contributionOverlapping insurance policesThere are various reasons why an insured may end up with overlapping insurance cover,...
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Produced in partnership with Susie Wakefield and Matthew Brown of Shoosmiths LLP 1st Aug
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General principles of insurance contract lawWhat is insurance law?Insurance law can be split into three parts:•insurance contract law which governs...
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1st Aug
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What amendments to the JCT Design and Build Contract 2011 should be included where the employer is taking out insurance under clause 6.5.1 instead of...
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Produced in partnership with Abdul Jinadu of Keating Chambers 31st Jul
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Can you delete professional indemnity provisions in a warranty'>collateral warranty where the contractor has not undertaken any design work?A...
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Produced in partnership with David Sawtell of 39 Essex Chambers 31st Jul
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NHBC—what is the basis for the developer being responsible for dealing with defects for the first two years, if the sale contract for a new build...
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31st Jul
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Where, under a building contract, an employer has taken out insurance in joint names, does that give the contractor protection from a subrogated claim...
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Produced in partnership with Rebecca Prigg of CMS 31st Jul
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Beyond the first two years of a National House Building Council (NHBC) warranty, is cover for a defect occurring in the communal parts of a block of...
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31st Jul
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What are the potential risks to a buyer of a new-build property if the developer does not have National House Building Council or equivalent?It is a...
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31st Jul
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Can a provider of industry accreditation certificates release the insurance details of its accredited installers to an installer’s customer where the...
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31st Jul
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What is meant by an 'indemnity to principals' provision and an 'additional insured' provision? What are the practical differences in protection each...
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31st Jul
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What is decennial insurance?Decennial insurance is insurance that can be taken out by those responsible for the design and construction of buildings...
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Produced in partnership with Charles Russell Speechlys LLP 31st Jul
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Is there a definition of 'Existing Structures' (referred to in the JCT form of contracts at Insurance Option C)? Would it include cladding connected...
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Produced in partnership with Julie Morrissy of Irwin Mitchell LLP 31st Jul
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What is the difference between joint insured, co-insured and composite insured?In financing and construction documentation for development projects it...
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31st Jul
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We have an insurance policy which both covers and excludes a particular risk. Linked to this is the use in the policy of the words ‘and/or’. Do you...
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