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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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19th May
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Step-in rights in a warranty'>collateral warrantyIt is standard practice in construction projects for the contractor, key sub-contractors and...
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19th May
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NEC and JCT contracts comparedThis Practice Note examines some of the key areas where the NEC3 and NEC4 standard form construction contracts take a...
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19th May
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Target cost contracts on construction projectsWhat is a target cost contract?A target cost contract is a type of cost reimbursable contract under...
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19th May
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What is a design responsibility matrix?A design responsibility matrix is a tool used in construction projects to allocate responsibility for the...
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19th May
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JCT contracts 2016—reference copiesThis document contains quick links to searchable PDF copies of the JCT 2016 standard form contracts. For our full...
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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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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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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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Negligence in constructionWhile tort claims are not as common in construction projects as breach of contract claims, they do still arise and it is not...
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19th May
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Force majeure in construction contractsWhat is force majeure?Force majeure is used to describe an event that occurs which is beyond the control of the...
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19th May
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The contractor's programmeThis Practice Note considers the status of the programme in a construction contract, what difference it makes if the...
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19th May
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Build Operate Transfer (BOT) contractsThe Public Private Partnership (PPP) models are a popular way for governments to involve private investment,...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria McGie 19th May
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JCT contracts 2011—reference copiesThis document contains quick links to searchable PDF copies of the JCT 2011 standard form contracts. For our full...
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19th May

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NEC contracts—interpreting the list of compensation events (clause 60)This Practice Note examines and provides commentary on the list of compensation...
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22nd Jul
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Claims under construction contracts—time bars and conditions precedentConstruction contracts commonly provide that, if a party wishes to bring a claim...
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9th Jul
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Liquidated damages in construction contractsThis Practice Note explains what liquidated and ascertained damages (LADs/LDs) are and their purpose in a...
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2nd Jul
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NEC contracts—compensation event regimeThis Practice Note considers compensation events in the NEC3 and NEC4 contracts, the occurrence of which may...
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28th Jun
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Do you have any guidance on whether Brexit is considered a force majeure event?We refer you to the following which may be of assistance:•Q&A: Is...
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28th Jun
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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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22nd Jun
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Can wasted time be claimed as damages?When dealing with a claim for financial loss, a party may claim damages for wasted staff time if those staff...
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6th Jun
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Are there are any cases on what would be an act of god under a force majeure clause?In English law, the expression ‘force majeure’ does not refer to a...
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5th Jun
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Can an employer rescind an extension of time it has previously given? What if the contractor has relied on the extension of time?There are two parts...
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Produced in partnership with Abdul Jinadu of Keating Chambers 5th Jun
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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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5th Jun
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What actually constitutes 'exceptionally adverse weather conditions'?The standard form JCT 2011 contracts contain a number of events, called 'Relevant...
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5th Jun
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Under the JCT and NEC contracts, is the contractor entitled to an extension of time if construction works are delayed due to the impact of coronavirus...
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Produced in partnership with Julie Morrisey of Clyde and Co 5th Jun
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What are preliminaries in a construction contract?What are prelims?‘Preliminaries’ in a construction contract, or ‘prelims’, is typically taken to...
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5th Jun
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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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5th Jun
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Are you aware of any case law on what is required or constitutes compliance for the purposes of clause 2.27.1 of JCT Standard Building Contract...
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5th Jun
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Can an employer claim LADs if the contractor's entitlement to an EOT for an earlier delay period has yet to be determined?This Q&A considers the...
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5th Jun
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If an employer uses a utility coordinator to manage and organise utility connections with Statutory Undertakers, does this affect the status of...
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5th Jun
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Is a contractor entitled to an extension of time if construction works are delayed due to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19)?The answer depends...
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Produced in partnership with Abdul Jinadu of Keating Chambers 5th Jun
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Is it possible to claim for direct losses for delay in addition to liquidated damages where the contract does not state that liquidated damages are...
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