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The final account in construction and engineering contractsWhat is the final account?The expression 'final account' refers to the consolidated...
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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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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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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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Retention bondsA retention bond is a particular form of performance bond usually written as an 'on demand' instrument. This Practice Note...
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Produced in partnership with Kennedys 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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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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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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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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FIDIC contracts—introduction to the Silver 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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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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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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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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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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6th Jun
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In instances where the Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010 (TP(RAI)A 2010) applies, in respect of a Part 8 claim form, does the insurer...
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6th Jun
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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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6th Jun
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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 5th Jun
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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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5th Jun
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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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5th Jun
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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 5th Jun
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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 5th Jun
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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 5th Jun
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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 5th Jun
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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 5th Jun
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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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5th Jun
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Where an insurance policy is stated to have a limit of indemnity which is 'any one claim and in the aggregate' how does this differ from an aggregate...
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5th Jun
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Joint names insurance—construction contractsThis Practice Note examines the nature of joint names insurance, the distinction between joint and...
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Produced in partnership with Fisher Scoggins Waters LLP 5th Jun
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Construction insolvency—the Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) ActsThis Practice Note considers the Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act...
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