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This Practice Note examines statutory and contractual rights to suspend performance of obligations under a construction contract, which principally...
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18th Jan
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This Practice Note considers the relevance of material breach in the context of construction projects, looks at contractual definitions of material...
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18th Jan
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A construction contract may be discharged, terminated or determined in a number ways. These principally include:•by performance•by...
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Produced in partnership with DAC Beachcroft 18th Jan
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This Practice Note considers termination by the Employer under the FIDIC Red, Yellow and Silver Books 2017. It does not address the right to terminate...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria Tyson of Corbett & Co 18th Jan
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This Practice Note considers termination by the Contractor under the FIDIC Red, Yellow and Silver Books 1999, the Gold Book 2008 and the Pink Book...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria Tyson of Corbett & Co 18th Jan
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The NEC contracts contain detailed provisions for termination, setting out the grounds on which the parties may terminate and the consequences thereof...
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Produced in partnership with DAC Beachcroft 18th Jan
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This Practice Note considers termination by the Contractor under the FIDIC Red, Yellow and Silver Books 2017. It does not address the right to...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria Tyson of Corbett & Co 18th Jan
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Where a party to a construction contract becomes insolvent, the consequences of this insolvency are set out in the Insolvency Act 1986 (IA 1986)....
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Produced in partnership with DAC Beachcroft 18th Jan
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with DAC Beachcroft 18th Jan
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This Practice Note looks at how consultant’s appointments might be terminated, explores the approach taken in standard forms and provides example...
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18th Jan
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This Practice Note concerns repudiation and sets out what a repudiatory breach of contract means. It explains how a repudiatory breach goes to the...
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15th Jan
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Background to the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (CIGA 2020)Spurred on by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and a desire to mitigate...
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14th Jan
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What is force majeure?Force majeure is used to describe an event that occurs which is beyond the control of the parties, and which prevents them from...
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13th Jan
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This Practice Note looks at the Employer’s rights to terminate under the FIDIC Red, Yellow and Silver Books 1999, the Gold Book 2008 and the Pink Book...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria Tyson of Corbett & Co 8th Jan
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We have assumed that the contract in question is subject to the Housing Grants Construction and Regeneration Act 1996.In construction contracts, the...
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Produced in partnership with Abdul Jinadu of Keating Chambers 8th Jan
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When assessing the rights that have accrued under a contract, it is important to separate two entirely distinct ways in which a contractual...
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Produced in partnership with Ryan Turner of Lamb Chambers 8th Jan
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The answer depends entirely on the contract between the parties. Standard form contracts provide for the granting of extensions of time and these...
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Produced in partnership with Abdul-Lateef Jinadu of Keating Chambers 8th Jan
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Many construction contracts will contain express clauses which allow either the contractor or the employer to terminate on the happening of a specific...
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Produced in partnership with Georgia Whiting of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Jan
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The first thing to do is to unearth the relevant contract. The notice will have been served pursuant a force majeure clause in that contract. The...
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Produced in partnership with XXIV Old Buildings 8th Jan

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