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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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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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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 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 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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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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A variation (sometimes referred to as a change) is an alteration to the scope of work originally specified in the contract, whether by way of an...
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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 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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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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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 why parties involved in a construction project may enter into an escrow agreement (or escrow deed) to set up an escrow...
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9th Nov

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The Limitation Act 1980 (LA 1980) (as amended by the Latent Damage Act 1986 (LDA 1986)) governs the time limits for bringing different types of legal...
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19th Apr
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The nature of construction projects, the contracts agreed and the law surrounding them, means that claims are commonly made by one or more parties....
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8th Apr
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What is acceleration?Acceleration in construction law is generally understood to mean taking measures to speed up the works in order to complete them...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note looks at the Contractor’s obligations in relation to commencement, progress and completion in the 2017 editions of the FIDIC...
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8th Apr
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Taking occupation before practical completionThe default position in most building contracts is that the contractor is given exclusive possession of...
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8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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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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7th Apr
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This Practice Note considers the Contractor’s obligations in relation to time under the JCT 2011 and 2016 contracts. It looks at commencement of work,...
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23rd Feb
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Clause 2.29.2.1 of the JCT Design and Build Contract (DB) 2011/2016 provides that, where a Non-Completion Notice has been issued (due to the...
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15th Feb
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The general rule is that the limitation period will commence on the date on which the cause of action arises. A distinction is to be made between...
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15th Feb
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While we are aware of the occasional practice of a significant defect being carved out of a practical completion certificate (sometimes referred to as...
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15th Feb
Precedents
Date [insert date of Agreement]Parties1[insert name of Employer] of [insert address] incorporated in England and Wales with company registration...
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6th Dec
Q&As
There is no single or universal definition of ‘snagging works’ (or the term ‘snagging list’ which is commonly used).The term ‘snagging’ is widely used...
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6th Dec
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As identified in Practice Note: Defects liability period and rectification of defects, there is no ‘standard’ definition of what constitutes a defect...
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6th Dec
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Retention is the name given to the amount of money the employer retains from interim payments as security for the future performance of the...
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6th Dec
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Snagging 1 The Architect/Contract Administra...
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26th Sep
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Defects (priority classification) ...
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26th Sep

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