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Reasonable skill and care in construction contractsThis Practice Note considers the obligation for contractors and consultants providing services...
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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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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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Section 38 and section 278 Highways Act agreements—contractor’s perspectiveThis Practice Note examines agreements entered into under sections 38 and...
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How much can a contractor claim from the employer if it suspends the works for non-payment?In short, there is no formula or rule for determining the...
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31st Jul
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Is my contract a 'construction contract' under the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act?If a contract is a 'construction contract' under...
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31st Jul
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Does the HGCRA 1996 apply to operation and maintenance contracts in respect of power-generating facilities?The Housing Grants, Construction and...
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Produced in partnership with Abdul Jinadu of Keating Chambers 31st Jul
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Would a clause in a sub-contract fall foul of HGCRA 1996, s 113 if it provided for the sub-contractor to be paid by the earlier of (i) the date when...
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Produced in partnership with Abdul Jinadu of Keating Chambers 31st Jul
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Are road maintenance works (such as verge, gulley and drain cleaning and grass cutting) ‘construction operations’ under the Housing Grants,...
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31st Jul
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Does the HGCRA 1996 apply to onshore and offshore operation and maintenance agreements?The Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996...
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31st Jul
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Is the appointment of a surveyor advising on a both a property purchase and building works caught by the Construction Act?To ascertain whether the...
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31st Jul
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Is there any guidance on whether a pay less notice can specify a negative sum?The statutory basis of pay less notices is to be found in the Housing...
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Produced in partnership with Abdul Jinadu of Keating Chambers 31st Jul
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Are bank holidays excluded from the calculation of time periods in an adjudication under the Scheme for Construction Contracts?Yes, bank holidays are...
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31st Jul
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Can a party correct mistakes in a pay less notice in response to a final account claim?This Q&A looks at whether a party can correct mistakes in a pay...
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What is a construction contract under the HGCRA 1996?This Practice Note considers when the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996...
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Produced in partnership with 4 Pump Court 30th Jul
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Payment in construction contracts under the HGCRA 1996Produced in association with 4 Pump CourtThis Practice Note considers the provisions of the...
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30th Jul
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Payment Notice—contracts pre-1 October 2011Reference: Date:To:Payment due date:[Sub-]Contractor’s Application Reference No:This Notice is made...
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30th Jul
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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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30th Jul
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Changes to HGCRA 1996 as at 1 October 2011 [Archived]Produced in association with 4 Pump CourtARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is...
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30th Jul
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Notice of withholding [Archived]Project Title: Reference/Works Package: Date:To:Date of Payment Notice:[Sub-]Contractor’s Application Reference No:...
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30th Jul
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Adjudication—is there a ‘dispute’?This Practice Note considers the requirements for a dispute to be capable of referral to adjudication. In summary, a...
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30th Jul
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Payment notice—contracts post-1 October 2011Payment noticeReference: [insert appropriate reference to the contract and project]Date: [insert date]To:...
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30th Jul

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