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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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This Practice Note examines the concept of ‘time at large’ in relation to the completion of works under a construction contract, including what time...
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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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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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Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 and other developments in insolvency and restructuring—implications for construction contractsThe...
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15th May
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Termination on insolvency in construction contractsWhere a party to a construction contract becomes insolvent, the consequences of this insolvency are...
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Produced in partnership with DAC Beachcroft 15th May
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FIDIC contracts 2017—termination by the EmployerThis Practice Note considers termination by the Employer under the FIDIC Red, Yellow and Silver Books...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria Tyson of Corbett & Co 15th May
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FIDIC contracts (pre-2017 editions)—termination by the ContractorThis Practice Note considers termination by the Contractor under the FIDIC Red,...
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Material breach in construction contractsThis Practice Note considers the relevance of material breach in the context of construction projects, looks...
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NEC contracts—terminationThe NEC contracts contain detailed provisions for termination, setting out the grounds on which the parties may terminate and...
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Produced in partnership with DAC Beachcroft 15th May
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JCT contracts—terminationThe JCT contracts contain detailed provisions for termination, setting out the grounds on which the parties may terminate and...
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Produced in partnership with DAC Beachcroft 15th May
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FIDIC contracts (pre-2017 editions)—termination by the EmployerThis Practice Note looks at the Employer’s rights to terminate under the FIDIC Red,...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria Tyson of Corbett & Co 15th May
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Force majeure in construction contractsWhat is force majeure?Force majeure is used to describe an event that occurs which is beyond the control of the...
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FIDIC contracts 2017—termination by the ContractorThis Practice Note considers termination by the Contractor under the FIDIC Red, Yellow and Silver...
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Suspension in constructionThis Practice Note examines statutory and contractual rights to suspend performance of obligations under a construction...
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Termination of a construction contractA construction contract may be discharged, terminated or determined in a number ways. These principally...
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Produced in partnership with DAC Beachcroft 15th May
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RepudiationThis Practice Note concerns repudiation and sets out what a repudiatory breach of contract means. It explains how a repudiatory breach goes...
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Precedents
Termination notice—construction contractsTermination notice[To][Date]By [Email, Fax and First Class Pre-Paid Post]Dear [insert name of...
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12th May
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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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11th May
Q&As
The Practice Note: Termination and expiry of contracts sets out the law, guidance and practice relating to terminating an agreement, including the...
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5th May
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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 Apr
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What is the doctrine of frustration?If the contract does not include a force majeure clause or it does but the applicable force majeure event is not...
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