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This Practice Note provides an overview of what interim payments are, how the right to be paid (usually by monthly or stage/milestone payments) arises...
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9th Nov
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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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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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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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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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It is standard practice in construction projects for the contractor, key sub-contractors and consultants (referred to in this Practice Note as...
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9th Nov
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A variation (sometimes referred to as a change) is an alteration to the scope of work originally specified in the contract, whether by way of an...
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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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This Practice Note looks at Employer’s Requirements (also referred to as ERs) within a building contract. It explains what Employer’s Requirements are...
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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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This Practice Note identifies some of the key differences between adjudication and litigation, arbitration, mediation and expert...
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Produced in partnership with 4 Pump Court 12th Jan
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In December 2017, FIDIC launched the second editions of the Red, Yellow and Silver Book. This Practice Note is an introduction to the FIDIC Silver...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria Tyson of Corbett & Co 12th Jan
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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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Practical completion marks the end of the construction period of a project, when the works are 'finished' and the employer can occupy and/or use them....
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9th Nov
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The Public Private Partnership (PPP) models are a popular way for governments to involve private investment, expertise and risk in procuring...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria McGie 12th Jan
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This Practice Note examines why parties involved in a construction project may enter into an escrow agreement (or escrow deed) to set up an escrow...
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9th Nov

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IChemE ‘Yellow Book’ (4th Edition) and ‘Brown Book’ (3rd Edition)This Practice Note examines the 2013 editions of the IChemE Yellow Book (4th Edition)...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Jansen of Keystone Law 15th May
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FIDIC contracts (pre-2017 editions)—sub-contractingThis Practice Note examines the approach to sub-contracting under the 1999 editions of the FIDIC...
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15th May
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Construction insolvency—how to spot problems and how to protect yourself—sub-contractorsThis Practice Note is intended to provide advice to...
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Produced in partnership with CMS 15th May
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Early payment facilitiesWhat is an early payment facility?An 'early payment facility' (EPF), or 'supplier finance scheme', is an arrangement set up by...
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15th May
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FIDIC contracts 2017—sub-contractingThis Practice Note examines the approach to sub-contracting under the 2017 editions of the FIDIC Red, Yellow and...
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15th May
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Sub-contracts—stepping down a building contractThis Practice Note looks at the process of producing a construction sub-contract, often referred to as...
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15th May
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Sub-contracting in construction projectsOne of the key considerations for a developer when they are looking to procure works, is the appointment of...
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Produced in partnership with Dentons UKMEA LLP 15th 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 15th May
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Project bank accounts—standard formsWhat standard forms are available?Although not yet widely used in the private sector, project bank accounts have...
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15th May
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Introduction to project bank accountsWhat are project bank accounts?Project bank accounts are ring-fenced bank accounts set up for construction...
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15th May
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Sub-contractors' insuranceThis Practice Note looks at how sub-contractors’ liability is typically covered by insurance and considers:•difficulties...
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Produced in partnership with Fladgate 15th May
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PFI/PF2—the Construction Sub-contractThis Practice Note examines the Construction Sub-contract between Project Co and the Construction Sub-contractor...
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15th May
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This Deed is made on [insert date] day of [insert month] 20[insert year]Parties1[insert name of Sub-contractor] (Company Number [insert company...
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21st Apr
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This Practice Note is about the VAT reverse charge for building and construction work, which has applied since 1 March 2021.The charge was originally...
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Produced in partnership with Martin Scammell 12th Apr
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Letter for sub-contractor to send to employer in the event of main contractor insolvency[[Sub-contractor’s headed notepaper] OR [Sub-contractor’s...
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26th Feb
Q&As
A supply of building materials on their own is standard-rated for VAT purposes. However, a person who is making a zero-rated supply of services in the...
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15th Feb
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Privity of contract and liabilityAlthough contractual rights and benefits generally are (subject to express contractual provisions to the contrary)...
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15th Feb
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Under the JCT Intermediate Sub-Contract 2011, retention monies are released to the Sub-contractor as part of the ‘last interim payment’ (see clauses...
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15th Feb
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If the main contractor becomes insolvent, its sub-contractor will want to know if it can obtain payment from any other source, in particular from the...
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15th Feb
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It is rare to have a liquidated and ascertained damages (LADs) provision for late completion of the sub-contract works in a sub-contract.Typically,...
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15th Feb

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