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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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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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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 some of the key areas where the NEC3 and NEC4 standard form construction contracts take a different approach to the JCT...
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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 SBCC (Scottish Building Contract Committee) standard forms of contract and the key differences between them and the...
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Produced in partnership with MacRoberts LLP 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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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 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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Produced in association with 4 Pump CourtPrinciples of natural justiceIf an adjudicator breaches the rules of natural justice during the adjudication...
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9th Nov
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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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If a party is said to have ‘design liability’, it means that it bears legal responsibility for all or part of the design of a construction/engineering...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note considers the status of the programme in a construction contract, what difference it makes if the programme is a contract document...
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9th Nov

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This Practice Note examines the Construction Sub-contract between Project Co and the Construction Sub-contractor (also referred to as the Construction...
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18th Jan
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What standard forms are available?Although not yet widely used in the private sector, project bank accounts have been recommended by the government...
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18th Jan
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This Practice Note is intended to provide advice to sub-contractors on how to spot problems with insolvent contractors and how the sub-contractor can...
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Produced in partnership with CMS 18th Jan
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What are project bank accounts?Project bank accounts are ring-fenced bank accounts set up for construction projects, where the purpose of the account...
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18th Jan
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What is an early payment facility?An 'early payment facility' (EPF), or 'supplier finance scheme', is an arrangement set up by a main contractor...
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18th Jan
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This Practice Note looks at how sub-contractors’ liability is typically covered by insurance and considers:•difficulties that can arise in respect of...
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Produced in partnership with Fladgate LLP 18th Jan
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This Practice Note examines the 2013 editions of the IChemE Yellow Book (4th Edition) and Brown Book (3rd Edition) forms of sub-contract. These forms...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Jansen of Keystone Law 18th Jan
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This Practice Note examines the approach to sub-contracting under the 2017 editions of the FIDIC Red, Yellow and Silver Books. For a look at...
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18th Jan
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This Practice Note examines the approach to sub-contracting under the 1999 editions of the FIDIC Red, Yellow and Silver Books, the Gold Book 2008 and...
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18th 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 18th Jan
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This Practice Note looks at the process of producing a construction sub-contract, often referred to as ‘stepping down’ a building contract. It looks...
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18th Jan
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One of the key considerations for a developer when they are looking to procure works, is the appointment of the contractor. The procurement route...
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Produced in partnership with Dentons UKMEA LLP 18th Jan
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This Practice Note is about the VAT reverse charge for building and construction work, which applies from 1 March 2021.The charge was originally...
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Produced in partnership with Martin Scammell 15th Jan
Q&As
The contractual positionConstruction is an industry where subcontracts are frequently used. The employer enters into a contract with the main...
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Produced in partnership with Julie Morrissy 8th Jan
Q&As
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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6th Dec
Precedents
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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6th Dec
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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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6th Dec
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1Sub-Contractor warranties and undertakings1.1The Sub-Contractor warrants that:1.1.1the Sub-Contractor has observed and performed and shall continue...
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6th Dec
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1Sub-Contractor warranties and undertakings1.1The Sub-Contractor warrants and undertakes that1.1.1the Sub-Contractor has observed and performed and...
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6th Dec
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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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6th Dec

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