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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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SBCC (Scottish Building Contract Committee) standard forms of contractThis Practice Note looks at the SBCC (Scottish Building Contract Committee)...
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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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Net contribution clauses in construction contractsThis Practice Note examines net contribution clauses (sometimes known as proportional or...
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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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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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JCT contracts—timeThis Practice Note considers the Contractor’s obligations in relation to time under the JCT 2011 and 2016 contracts. It looks at...
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13th Aug
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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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13th Aug
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The final account in construction and engineering contractsWhat is the final account?The expression 'final account' refers to the consolidated...
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11th Aug
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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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11th Aug
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Acceleration AgreementDate [insert date of Agreement]Parties1[insert name of Employer] of [insert address] incorporated in England and Wales with...
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11th Aug
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Common claims under construction contracts The nature of construction projects, the contracts agreed and the law surrounding them, means that claims...
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11th Aug
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Limitation periods in construction contractsThe Limitation Act 1980 (LA 1980) (as amended by the Latent Damage Act 1986 (LDA 1986)) governs the time...
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11th Aug
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Where a building contract is signed as a deed but does not expressly set out the limitation period for bringing a defects claim under it, when does...
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11th Aug
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Is there any case law on the meaning of ‘defect’?As identified in Practice Note: Defects liability period and rectification of defects, there is no...
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31st Jul
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Are you aware of any examples of a contractor bringing adjudication proceedings to recover retention monies due to it?Retention is the name given to...
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31st Jul
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Can the Employer recover liquidated damages ‘as a debt’ under a JCT contract before practical completion has occurred?Clause 2.29.2.1 of the JCT...
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31st Jul
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Is it possible to issue a certificate of making good defects except in respect of a key defect which remains outstanding? Will the building contract...
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31st Jul
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What is the definition of ‘minor snagging works’?There is no single or universal definition of ‘snagging works’ (or the term ‘snagging list’ which is...
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31st Jul
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Acceleration of construction worksWhat is acceleration?Acceleration in construction law is generally understood to mean taking measures to speed up...
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30th Jul
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FIDIC contracts 2017—timeThis Practice Note looks at the Contractor’s obligations in relation to commencement, progress and completion in the 2017...
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30th Jul
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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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30th Jul
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Defects liability period and rectification of defectsIt is common in construction projects for defects to manifest or appear in the works. Most...
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30th Jul
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What is practical completion?Practical completion marks the end of the construction period of a project, when the works are 'finished' and the...
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30th Jul
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