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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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SBCC (Scottish Building Contract Committee) standard forms of contractThis Practice Note looks at the SBCC (Scottish Building Contract Committee)...
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Produced in partnership with MacRoberts LLP 19th May
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Loss and expenseClaims by contractors for loss and expense arising from a disturbance to progress of the works are one of the most debated and...
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19th May
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Net contribution clauses in construction contractsThis Practice Note examines net contribution clauses (sometimes known as proportional or...
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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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What is the relevance of the Base Date in the JCT Design and Build Contract?The Base Date is relevant in respect of a number of clauses in the JCT...
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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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Time at large in construction contractsThis Practice Note examines the concept of ‘time at large’ in relation to the completion of works under a...
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19th May
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Sectional completionWhat is sectional completion?Where the construction contract splits the works into sections or parts, usually to be started at...
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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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NEC Professional Service ContractThe NEC Professional Service Contract (PSC) is a long form consultant appointment published as part of the NEC suite...
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19th May
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The Scheme for Construction Contracts This Practice Note looks at the Scheme for Construction Contracts, as contained in:•the schedule to the Scheme...
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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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The prevention principleThis Practice Note considers the meaning and nature of the prevention principle and its relevance to delay claims in...
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Produced in partnership with Tim James Seal 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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Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020—moratoriumThe Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act (CIGA 2020) inserted Part A1 into the Insolvency...
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16th Sep
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RepudiationThis Practice Note concerns repudiation and sets out what a repudiatory breach of contract means. It explains how a repudiatory breach goes...
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15th Sep
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Can I rely on ‘Certificates of Force Majeure’ issued by the Chinese government confirming that coronavirus (COVID-19) is force majeure as a force...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Colbey of Lamb Chambers 15th Sep
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Can my force majeure clause protect me against the economic impact of coronavirus (COVID-19)?Is there a force majeure event?In English law, the...
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15th Sep
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How do I activate a force majeure provision?There is no judicially accepted definition of the term ‘force majeure’, so what the parties mean by it...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Nicholas of Browne Jacobson 15th Sep
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Can an agreement be terminated for frustration due to coronavirus (COVID-19)?What is the doctrine of frustration?If the contract does not include a...
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15th Sep
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What is the applicable rate of interest under the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 where interest runs over two six-month periods?...
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13th Sep
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What is the difference between negligence and gross negligence in commercial contracts?In this Q&A we refer to the concepts of negligence and gross...
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13th Sep
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Is a main contractor liable to the customer for the fraudulent actions of its sub-contractor in performing sub-contracted services to the...
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13th Sep
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Does the measure of damages in breach of contract include recovering loss to replace damaged items when repair to the damaged items renders the...
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13th Sep
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Is a dispute resolution clause still binding between the parties when a contract terminates?This Q&A focuses on whether a dispute resolution clause is...
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13th Sep
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Do you have examples of cases and Commentary where a limitation of liability for negligence in a business-to-business sale of goods agreement was...
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13th Sep
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What termination notice period can be implied into a verbal business-to-business contract for services?The Practice Note: Termination and expiry of...
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13th Sep
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I have received a force majeure notice from my supplier, what do I do?The first thing to do is to unearth the relevant contract. The notice will have...
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Produced in partnership with XXIV Old Buildings 13th Sep
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Is a force majeure clause enforceable in a business-to-consumer contract because of coronavirus (COVID-19)?Traders seeking to rely on force majeure...
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13th Sep
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Exclusion and limitation of liabilityThis Practice Note considers exclusion and limitation of liability in business-to-business (B2B) contracts. It...
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13th Sep
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Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998The Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 (LPCD(I)A 1998, or the Act) creates...
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13th Sep
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What is the limitation period (for a defects claim) where the framework agreement is a deed but the call-off contract is a simple contract?A framework...
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13th Sep

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