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This Practice Note explains what liquidated and ascertained damages (LADs/LDs) are and their purpose in a building contract. It considers the...
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9th Nov
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What is sectional completion?Where the construction contract splits the works into sections or parts, usually to be started at different times, there...
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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 examines some of the key areas where the NEC3 and NEC4 standard form construction contracts take a different approach to the JCT...
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9th Nov
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While tort claims are not as common in construction projects as breach of contract claims, they do still arise and it is not uncommon for a claimant...
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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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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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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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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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This Practice Note examines agreements entered into under sections 38 and 278 of the Highways Act 1980, considering the obligations they impose and,...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note identifies some of the key differences between adjudication and litigation, arbitration, mediation and expert...
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Produced in partnership with 4 Pump Court 12th Jan
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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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This Practice Note considers the meaning and nature of the prevention principle and its relevance to delay claims in construction projects. It also...
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Produced in partnership with Tim James Seal 12th Jan
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This Practice Note examines the concept of ‘time at large’ in relation to the completion of works under a construction contract, including what time...
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9th Nov
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Practical completion marks the end of the construction period of a project, when the works are 'finished' and the employer can occupy and/or use them....
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9th Nov
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The Public Private Partnership (PPP) models are a popular way for governments to involve private investment, expertise and risk in procuring...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria McGie 12th Jan

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This Practice Note looks at the principal types of policy or guarantee (other than latent defects insurance) that are currently on the market to...
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30th Mar
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When the Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010 applies, the rights of the insured (ie the ‘relevant person’) are automatically transferred...
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25th Mar
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An indemnity to principals clause, as defined in Commentary: Who insures?: Manual of Construction Agreements [13], is a common feature of liability...
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25th Mar
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Considering the general rules of construction and interpretation of insurance policies, the following Practice Note may be useful: General principles...
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25th Mar
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What is the right of subrogation?In the context of insurance and reinsurance, the right of subrogation entitles an insurer or reinsurer, having...
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Produced in partnership with Eleanor Ruiz of Reed Smith and Mark Pring of Reed Smith 23rd Mar
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What is non-negligent damage?If damage is caused to neighbouring property by the contractor’s negligence or breach of contract, the contractor will be...
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Produced in partnership with Fladgate 26th Feb
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What is terrorism?The Reinsurance (Acts of Terrorism) Act 1993 (R(AT)A 1993) defined terrorism as:'acts of persons acting on behalf of, or in...
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Produced in partnership with Fladgate 26th Feb
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Decennial insurance is insurance that can be taken out by those responsible for the design and construction of buildings to cover the costs associated...
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Produced in partnership with Charles Russell Speechlys LLP 26th Feb
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Work in or adjacent to other buildingsA contract for insurance may cover damage to property caused by an insured risk, for example buildings insurance...
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Produced in partnership with Fladgate 26th Feb
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What is a project policy?'Project policy' generally means a policy the employer takes out to cover Contractors All Risks and public liability. The...
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Produced in partnership with Fladgate 26th Feb
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This Practice Note looks at how sub-contractors’ liability is typically covered by insurance and considers:•difficulties that can arise in respect of...
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Produced in partnership with Fladgate 26th Feb
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SubrogationIt may first be useful to recap how subrogation works. In the event of a successful claim being made under an insurance policy, insurers...
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Produced in partnership with Rebecca Prigg of CMS 15th Feb
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A warranty'>collateral warranty is an agreement that is ancillary to the primary contract. The purpose of a collateral warranty is to ensure that a...
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Produced in partnership with David Sawtell of 39 Essex Chambers 15th Feb
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In financing and construction documentation for development projects it is usual to see requirements for parties to arrange insurance so that a...
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15th Feb
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Clause 6.5.1 provides for non-negligent insurance to be taken out by the contractor in joint names with the employer in respect of the potential risk...
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Produced in partnership with Abdul Jinadu of Keating Chambers 15th Feb
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What form does Option C take and what is meant by ‘existing structures’ under the Contract?Pursuant to Schedule 3, the contract provides for three...
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Produced in partnership with Julie Morrissy of Irwin Mitchell LLP 15th Feb
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Liability is established through association with the New Homes Building Council (NHBC) as a registered member. Builders who register with the NHBC...
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15th Feb
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We have assumed that, given the reference to communal areas, the property referred to in this question is a block of flats.For two years from...
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15th Feb
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Insurance dataThe claimant may have a right to obtain information about an insolvent installer under the Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act...
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2nd Feb

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