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This Practice Note examines agreements entered into under sections 38 and 278 of the Highways Act 1980, considering the obligations they impose and,...
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9th Nov
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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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It is common in construction projects for defects to manifest or appear in the works. Most construction contracts require the contractor to return to...
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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 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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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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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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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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Produced in association with 4 Pump CourtParties to a 'construction contract' have the right to refer any dispute that has crystallised to...
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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 identifies the key parties involved in most construction projects (including the employer, the contractor, the professional team of...
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9th Nov

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The nature of construction projects, the contracts agreed and the law surrounding them, means that claims are commonly made by one or more parties....
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8th Apr
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IntroductionThis Practice Note looks at Variations under the FIDIC Red, Yellow and Silver Books published in 2017 (the 2017 suite). For guidance on...
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8th Apr
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A variation (also known as a change) under a construction contract involves an instruction for an alteration to the scope of work originally specified...
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8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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What are provisional sums?There is no precise standard definition of provisional sum but it is generally understood to refer to an amount inserted in...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note deals with the procedure for assessing and valuing variations once it has been established that a variation has arisen. It focuses...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note looks at what quantum meruit is, the most common situations where a quantum meruit claim may arise in relation to a construction...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note looks at how variations are dealt with under the NEC Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC). For a more general discussion on...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note looks at how variations are dealt with under the main forms of JCT contract. For a wider discussion on variations, including...
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2nd Apr
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This Practice Note examines variations under the 1999 editions of the Red, Yellow and Silver Books, the Gold Book 2008 and the Pink Book 2010. For...
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Produced in partnership with Mayer Brown 5th Mar
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What are prelims?‘Preliminaries’ in a construction contract, or ‘prelims’, is typically taken to mean the section in the bills of quantities which...
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15th Feb
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Omissions are a category of variation. Although most building contracts will contain provisions giving the employer the power to vary the works...
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15th Feb
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The purpose and status of the Bill of Quantities in a construction contract depends on the pricing/procurement route that has been adopted (see...
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15th Feb
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We note at the outset that for an employer to instruct an omission of works, the contract between the employer and the original contractor must...
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15th Feb

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