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This Practice Note considers the meaning and nature of the prevention principle and its relevance to delay claims in construction projects. It also...
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Produced in partnership with Tim James Seal 12th Jan
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What is a target cost contract?A target cost contract is a type of cost reimbursable contract under which the contractor is paid the ‘actual cost’...
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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 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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What is a letter of intent?Letters of intent are used in construction and engineering projects to allow the employer to mobilise a contractor before...
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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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A collateral warranty is a contract which is collateral to, or sits alongside, the underlying or primary contract (ie the construction contract or...
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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 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 considers ‘pay when paid’ clauses and ‘pay when certified’ clauses in construction contracts, and the relevant provisions of the...
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Produced in partnership with Womble Bond Dickinson 12th Jan
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The JCT Pre-Construction Services Agreement was launched in 2008. A revised edition was published in 2011 to incorporate the amendments to the Housing...
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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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Scott Schedules are often very useful in construction disputes. They help to identify the key issues between the parties, and to set out for the judge...
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Produced in partnership with James Bowling of 4 Pump Court 12th Jan
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Produced in association with 4 Pump CourtParties to a 'construction contract' have the right to refer any dispute that has crystallised to...
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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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20th Apr
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The implication of terms into a contract is a large and complicated area of law. Sometimes, a particular term will be implied automatically into all...
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19th Apr
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This Practice Note provides a basic explanation of traditional procurement in construction. It looks at why this type of procurement is used and also...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note explains what partnering is, its key features and the advantages of taking this approach to a construction project. It also looks...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note is a negotiation guide, looking at some of the most common issues that arise in relation to design in the drafting and negotiation...
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8th Apr
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The UK government published the Construction Playbook (the ‘Playbook’) in December 2020 as had been promised in the National Infrastructure Strategy...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note identifies the factors to consider when choosing which form of procurement to use for a construction project. It looks at factors...
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8th Apr
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The payment provisions in a building contract will usually provide for the contractor to make applications (although applications are not always...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note provides an overview of Management Contracting and why this type of procurement is used.The most popular procurement methods in the...
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8th Apr
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What is multi-contracting?Multi-contracting is a procurement option that involves a number of contractors being engaged separately in respect of the...
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8th Apr
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There have been standard forms of building contracts in the UK for over 100 years and their use is extremely widespread. There are now numerous forms...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note provides an explanation of construction management, the advantages and disadvantages of this type of procurement and the roles of...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note compares the pricing structures most commonly used in construction contracts. It considers lump sum, remeasurement, prime cost and...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note explains the 'two-stage tendering' approach commonly used to procure construction projects. Many employers use two-stage tendering...
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8th Apr
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The Government Construction Strategy 2016–2020 (the ‘Strategy’) was launched on 23 March 2016 by the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (the...
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8th Apr
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What is a prime cost contract?In simple terms, if a contract is agreed on a ‘prime cost’ basis the contractor will be reimbursed the costs it incurs...
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8th Apr
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What is a target cost contract?A target cost contract is a type of cost reimbursable contract under which the contractor is paid the ‘actual cost’...
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8th Apr
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Many businesses are closing their offices or recommending their staff work from home in an attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). This...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note explains what design and build (commonly referred to as ‘D&B’) procurement is. It also considers why an employer would decide to...
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23rd Mar
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This Practice Note looks at the nature of repair and maintenance contracts, how they are used and the different types of such contracts: term...
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