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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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This Practice Note looks at the FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Plant and Design Build 1999, commonly known as the FIDIC Yellow Book 1999.FIDIC...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria Tyson of Corbett & Co 12th Jan
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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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Produced in association with 4 Pump CourtPrinciples of natural justiceIf an adjudicator breaches the rules of natural justice during the adjudication...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note examines the extent to which contractors, sub-contractors and consultants have a duty to warn their employer of inadequacies that...
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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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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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This Practice Note identifies the key parties involved in most construction projects (including the employer, the contractor, the professional team of...
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9th Nov

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This guide sets out the requirements for executing deeds in various international jurisdictions. The table provides a quick-reference summary of the...
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Produced in partnership with Diego Krischcautzky of Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal 13th Apr
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An estimated seven per cent of the global workforce works in construction. Many millions of people building homes, offices and infrastructure. The...
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9th Apr
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This document contains quick links to searchable PDF copies of the key FIDIC standard form contracts, including the 2017 editions and 1999 editions of...
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8th Apr
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Governmental riskForce majeureThe principle of force majeure has long been recognised in civil law legal systems. It reflects the idea that...
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Produced in partnership with Clyde & Co 8th Apr
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This Practice Note explains what is meant by applicable law, also known as governing law, proper law or the choice of law ie the law used to determine...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note looks at the English common law and how the courts of England and Wales will construe and apply it when determining the...
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8th Apr
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What is arbitration?Arbitration is a alternative form of dispute resolution to litigation, under which a dispute is submitted to an arbitrator (or...
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Produced in partnership with Mayer Brown 1st Apr
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This guide sets out the requirements for executing simple contracts in various international jurisdictions. The table provides a quick-reference...
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Produced in partnership with Diego Krischcautzky of Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal. 29th Mar
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What does FIDIC mean? What do they do?FIDIC stands for 'Fédération Internationale des Ingénieurs–Conseils', which is best translated from French as...
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Produced in partnership with Mayer Brown 5th Mar
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The Equator Principles (EPs) are a risk management framework for determining, assessing and managing environmental and social risk in project...
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26th Feb
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A dispute board is a panel appointed to assist in the resolution of disputes which arise under a construction contract. It is intended to allow the...
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Produced in partnership with Clyde & Co 26th Feb
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This Practice Note identifies the key commercial and contractual issues that need to be considered when dealing with construction projects outside the...
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Produced in partnership with Clyde & Co 26th Feb
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Comparison with traditional building or engineering contractThe label 'EPC' contract (or 'turnkey' contract) is not a term of art. It is easier...
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Produced in partnership with Clyde & Co 26th Feb
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The Bribery Act 2010 (BA 2010) was passed to ensure the UK’s compliance with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD)...
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Produced in partnership with Joanne Kane of Carmelite Chambers 24th Feb
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