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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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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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This Practice Note examines the purpose and content of the schedule of services that will usually be appended to a consultant’s appointment entered...
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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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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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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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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 looks at the SBCC (Scottish Building Contract Committee) standard forms of contract and the key differences between them and the...
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Produced in partnership with MacRoberts LLP 12th Jan
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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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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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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 explains what liquidated and ascertained damages (LADs/LDs) are and their purpose in a building contract. It considers the...
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18th Jan
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This Practice Note sets out some of the key and/or recent cases that deal with heads of losses which are commonly claimed in construction disputes,...
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18th Jan
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IntroductionThis Practice Note examines design under the 1999 editions of the Red, Yellow and Silver Books, the Gold Book 2008 and the Pink Book 2010....
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Produced in partnership with Mayer Brown International LLP 18th Jan
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This Practice Note provides a short summary of the provisions of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (HGCRA 1996) and the...
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Produced in partnership with Womble Bond Dickinson 18th Jan
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This Practice Note looks at some of the key considerations that may need to be taken into account when a party to a construction contract is...
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18th Jan
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What is estoppel?The basic concept of an estoppel is that where a person (A) has caused another (B) to act on the basis of a particular state of...
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18th Jan
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Spotting the early symptoms of employer insolvency•most importantly, a contractor needs to keep alert to the employer's financial status•the...
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Produced in partnership with CMS 18th Jan
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This Practice Note examines variations under the 1999 editions of the Red, Yellow and Silver Books, the Gold Book 2008 and the Pink Book 2010. For...
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Produced in partnership with Mayer Brown International LLP 18th Jan
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Under section 3 of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (SBEEA 2015), certain large companies and limited liability partnerships...
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18th Jan
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This Practice Note sets out when and how parties can seek to limit or exclude liability for misrepresentations by reference to section 3 of the...
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Produced in partnership with Charles Spragge of Druces 18th Jan
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What are fluctuations?Fluctuations provisions are clauses in construction contracts which allow the contract sum to be adjusted to take account of...
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18th Jan
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This Practice Note considers compensation events in the NEC3 and NEC4 contracts, the occurrence of which may entitle the Contractor to additional time...
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18th Jan
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What is the final account?The expression 'final account' refers to the consolidated financial summary which is presented by the contractor to the...
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18th Jan
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This Practice Note identifies the factors to consider when choosing which form of procurement to use for a construction project. It looks at factors...
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18th Jan
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The payment provisions in a building contract will usually provide for the contractor to make applications (although applications are not always...
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18th Jan
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On 4 April 2016, building information modelling (BIM) level 2 became mandatory on all centrally-procured UK government projects. This means that,...
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Produced in partnership with CMS 18th Jan
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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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18th Jan
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This Practice Note examines the position under the 1999 editions of the Red, Yellow and Silver Books, the Gold Book 2008 and the Pink Book 2010. In...
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Produced in partnership with Mayer Brown International LLP 18th Jan
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Claims by contractors for time and/or money are a common feature of construction projects. A claim for time refers to a claim for an extension of time...
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18th Jan
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This Practice Note examines the Construction Sub-contract between Project Co and the Construction Sub-contractor (also referred to as the Construction...
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18th Jan

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