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JCT collateral warrantiesA warranty'>collateral warranty is a contract which is collateral to, or sits alongside, the underlying or primary contract...
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19th May
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What is the difference between joint insured, co-insured and composite insured?In financing and construction documentation for development projects it...
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19th May
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Differences between adjudication and other forms of dispute resolutionThis Practice Note identifies some of the key differences between adjudication...
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Produced in partnership with 4 Pump Court 19th May
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Letters of intent—constructionWhat is a letter of intent?Letters of intent are used in construction and engineering projects to allow the employer to...
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19th May
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Responsibility for Employer's RequirementsThis Practice Note looks at Employer’s Requirements (also referred to as ERs) within a building contract. It...
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19th May
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Pre-construction services agreementsThis Practice Note explores the use of pre-construction services agreements (PCSAs) which are typically used in...
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19th May
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NEC and JCT contracts comparedThis Practice Note examines some of the key areas where the NEC3 and NEC4 standard form construction contracts take a...
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19th May
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Target cost contracts on construction projectsWhat is a target cost contract?A target cost contract is a type of cost reimbursable contract under...
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19th May
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Reasonable skill and care in construction contractsThis Practice Note considers the obligation for contractors and consultants providing services...
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19th May
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FIDIC contracts—introduction to the Red Book 2017In December 2017, FIDIC launched the second editions of the Red, Yellow and Silver Book. This...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria Tyson of Corbett & Co 19th May
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Time at large in construction contractsThis Practice Note examines the concept of ‘time at large’ in relation to the completion of works under a...
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19th May
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Early use and partial possessionTaking occupation before practical completionThe default position in most building contracts is that the contractor is...
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19th May
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Extensions of time under construction contractsThis Practice Note examines the circumstances in which a construction contract might entitle a...
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19th May
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Negligence in constructionWhile tort claims are not as common in construction projects as breach of contract claims, they do still arise and it is not...
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19th May
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FIDIC contracts—introduction to the Silver Book 2017In December 2017, FIDIC launched the second editions of the Red, Yellow and Silver Book. This...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria Tyson of Corbett & Co 19th May
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JCT contracts—variationsThis Practice Note looks at how variations are dealt with under the main forms of JCT contract. For a wider discussion on...
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19th May

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Fire safety developments following the Grenfell Tower fireThis Practice Note sets out key developments in relation to fire safety following the...
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16th Jul
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The Construction PlaybookThe UK government published the Construction Playbook (the ‘Playbook’) in December 2020 as had been promised in the National...
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1st Jul
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The National Infrastructure CommissionRole of the National Infrastructure CommissionThe National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) was set up on an...
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5th Jun
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Build to Rent schemes—key featuresThis Practice Note:•discusses the development of the large scale private rented sector (PRS)•considers the...
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5th Jun
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Government Construction Strategy 2011–2015 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.Last updated April 2016The...
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5th Jun
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The National Infrastructure Delivery Plan 2016–2021The National Infrastructure Delivery Plan 2016–2021 ('NIDP') was published by the Infrastructure...
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5th Jun
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The National Infrastructure Plan [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. Last updated April 2016This archived...
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5th Jun
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Government Construction Strategy 2016–2020The Government Construction Strategy 2016–2020 (the ‘Strategy’) was launched on 23 March 2016 by the...
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4th Jun
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Soft LandingsWhat is Soft Landings?Soft Landings was a concept proposed by an architect, Mark Way, based on practical issues he noted arising...
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4th Jun
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Encouraging fair payment in the construction industryGovernment initiativesLengthy contractual payment periods and late payment have long been...
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4th Jun

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