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What is the difference between joint insured, co-insured and composite insured?In financing and construction documentation for development projects it...
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19th May
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Pre-construction services agreementsThis Practice Note explores the use of pre-construction services agreements (PCSAs) which are typically used in...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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'Pay when paid' and 'paid when certified' clausesThis Practice Note considers ‘pay when paid’ clauses and ‘pay when certified’ clauses in construction...
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Produced in partnership with Womble Bond Dickinson 19th May
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MF/2 Rev 2 (1999)'MF/2' is one of the suite of Model Forms published on behalf of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the...
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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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Pricing structures in construction contractsThis Practice Note compares the pricing structures most commonly used in construction contracts. It...
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19th May
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Introduction to the HGCRA 1996The need for legislation in the construction industryThroughout the 1980s and the early 1990s, the construction industry...
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19th May

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NEC contracts—designSome suites of construction contracts include separate forms of contract to be used where the contractor is to take responsibility...
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21st Jul
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Negotiating a building contract—design issuesThis Practice Note is a negotiation guide, looking at some of the most common issues that arise in...
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8th Jul
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Design liability in construction contractsIf a party is said to have ‘design liability’, it means that it bears legal responsibility for all or part...
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21st Jun
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Fitness for purpose in construction contractsA contractor or consultants’ standard of care in relation to design is a common source of disagreement...
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21st Jun
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Copyright licence in a construction projectThis Agreement is made on [insert date] (the Commencement Date) between the following parties (each a party...
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10th Jun
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Are you aware of any cases or guidance regarding an independent design checker’s liability when it approves a design and build contractor’s design...
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Produced in partnership with Abdul Jinadu of Keating Chambers 5th Jun
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Should a contractor accept a fitness for purpose obligation?A fitness for purpose obligation in a construction contract is more onerous than an...
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5th Jun
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Can you delete professional indemnity provisions in a warranty'>collateral warranty where the contractor has not undertaken any design work?A...
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Produced in partnership with David Sawtell of 39 Essex Chambers 5th Jun
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What is the extent of the design obligation in the JCT Design and Build Contract? Is the Contractor required to carry out the design with reasonable...
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5th Jun
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Should an employer insist that a consultant exercises ‘all’ reasonable skill and care? Does the inclusion of ‘all’ impose a higher duty of care? Under...
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5th Jun
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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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5th Jun
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What does it mean when a party waives or asserts its ‘moral rights’ in a building contract or consultant appointment?Moral rights in intellectual...
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5th Jun
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BREEAM key requirementsWhat is BREEAM?The Building Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Methodology (BREEAM) is a method for evaluating...
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Produced in partnership with Author of the WSP Group 5th Jun
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Responsibility for Employer's RequirementsThis Practice Note looks at Employer’s Requirements (also referred to as ERs) within a building contract. It...
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5th Jun
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FIDIC contracts 2017—designThis Practice Note looks at the design obligations in the 2017 editions of the FIDIC contracts (Red, Yellow and Silver...
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5th Jun
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Standard of care—consultant appointmentsReasonable skill and careUnder its appointment, a consultant has a contractual duty of care and, alongside...
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5th Jun
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Copyright in a consultant's appointmentThe question of who owns intellectual property in the designs, drawings, specifications etc, created in...
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5th Jun

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