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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 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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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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Brexit impact—public procurement: The UK public procurement regime derives from EU public procurement laws, and is therefore impacted by the UK’s...
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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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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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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 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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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 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 considers the status of the programme in a construction contract, what difference it makes if the programme is a contract document...
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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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Delay analysis is a technical method employed by programming/planning specialists to identify the delay and the cause(s) of that delay to the...
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Produced in partnership with Tim James Seal 8th 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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This Practice Note considers the requirements for a successful global claim (also known as a 'total cost', 'cumulative effect', 'composite' or...
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8th Apr
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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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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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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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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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8th Apr
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What is force majeure?Force majeure is used to describe an event that occurs which is beyond the control of the parties, and which prevents them from...
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8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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What does time of the essence mean?Where time is 'of the essence' it means that the stated time for completion of an obligation in a contract is a...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note examines the circumstances in which a construction contract might entitle a contractor to claim additional time in which to...
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8th Apr
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It is important for both employers and contractors to know how to deal with loss and expense claims and to be aware of the practical steps to...
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8th Apr
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The question of who owns the float on a construction project can be a difficult (and contentious) issue that often crops up in disputes relating to a...
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8th Apr
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Construction contracts commonly provide that, if a party wishes to bring a claim under the contract, it must follow a prescribed procedure. This often...
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8th Apr
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A global claim (also known as a 'total cost', 'cumulative effect', 'composite' or 'rolled-up' claim) arises when a contractor seeks to claim for loss...
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8th Apr
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Introduction to delay and disruptionA construction contract will, ordinarily, specify the date by which the works are to be completed (the 'completion...
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8th Apr
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What is a global claim?In simple terms, a global claim is one where a contractor has suffered loss caused by two or more different events which are...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note considers the meaning and relevance of concurrent delay on construction projects, contractual terms dealing with concurrent delay...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note considers the status of the programme in a construction contract, what difference it makes if the programme is a contract document...
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