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Management contractingThis Practice Note provides an overview of Management Contracting and why this type of procurement is used.The most popular...
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19th May
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JCT collateral warrantiesA warranty'>collateral warranty is a contract which is collateral to, or sits alongside, the underlying or primary contract...
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19th May
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Adjudication and Part 8 proceedingsThis Practice Note considers the availability and use of declarations under CPR 8 in relation to adjudication...
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Produced in partnership with 4 Pump Court 19th May
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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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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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Oversail licencesWhy have an oversail licence on a construction project?Under English law, the freehold owner of land will usually own the air space...
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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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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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Early use and partial possessionTaking occupation before practical completionThe default position in most building contracts is that the contractor is...
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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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The Scheme for Construction Contracts This Practice Note looks at the Scheme for Construction Contracts, as contained in:•the schedule to the Scheme...
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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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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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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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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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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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Standard form building contractsThere have been standard forms of building contracts in the UK for over 100 years and their use is extremely...
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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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The Construction PlaybookThe UK government published the Construction Playbook (the ‘Playbook’) in December 2020 as had been promised in the National...
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1st Jul
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What is two-stage tendering?This Practice Note explains the 'two-stage tendering' approach commonly used to procure construction projects. Many...
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24th Jun
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Do you have a straight forward contract for building works between a contractor and home owner?We do not have a precedent contract in Lexis®PSL...
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5th Jun
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What is meant by single point liability in property projects?Single point liability (also commonly referred to as ‘single point responsibility’) means...
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5th Jun
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What is a 'Golden Brick' agreement?A ‘Golden Brick’ scheme or arrangement is a method of structuring the acquisition of land (with no buildings on it)...
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5th Jun
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My company needs to enter into a document as a deed but everyone is working from home. Is it possible to execute a deed by virtual means?Many...
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Should I include hard copies of conditions in Joint Contracts Tribunal agreements or can I just refer to them?It is not strictly necessary to include...
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5th Jun
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Please can you explain what 'with quantities', 'without quantities' and 'approximate quantities' mean?It is common to come across the phrases 'with...
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5th Jun
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Choosing the right procurement method—construction projectsThis Practice Note identifies the factors to consider when choosing which form of...
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5th Jun
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Minor Works AgreementAgreement[Name of employer] (the Employer), Company number: [insert Employer’s company number][Address of employer’s registered...
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5th Jun
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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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5th Jun
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Negotiating a building contract—payment issuesThe payment provisions in a building contract will usually provide for the contractor to make...
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5th Jun
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Construction managementThis Practice Note provides an explanation of construction management, the advantages and disadvantages of this type of...
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5th Jun
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Management contractingThis Practice Note provides an overview of Management Contracting and why this type of procurement is used.The most popular...
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5th Jun
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Implied terms in construction contractsThe implication of terms into a contract is a large and complicated area of law. Sometimes, a particular term...
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5th Jun
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PartneringThis Practice Note explains what partnering is, its key features and the advantages of taking this approach to a construction project. It...
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5th Jun
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Prime cost and cost reimbursable construction contractsWhat is a prime cost contract?In simple terms, if a contract is agreed on a ‘prime cost’ basis...
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