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In December 2017, FIDIC launched the second editions of the Red, Yellow and Silver Book. This Practice Note is an introduction to the FIDIC Silver...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria Tyson of Corbett & Co 12th Jan
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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On 23 June 2016, the UK held a referendum on its membership of the EU, with a majority voting in favour of the UK leaving the EU. On 29 March 2017,...
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18th Feb
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.As of 31 January 2020 (exit day), the UK is no longer an EU Member State and its...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester 18th Feb
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This answer reflects the position as matters stand at 30 November 2020.The position until 31 December 2020The rules regarding the service of a claim...
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Produced in partnership with Belinda McRae of Twenty Essex 17th Feb
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How does Brexit impact the supply of services?Brexit affects the supply of services to the extent that any such supply is cross-border between the UK...
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17th Feb
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How does Brexit impact standard terms and conditions?The main implications of Brexit for standard terms and conditions will be the practical changes...
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17th Feb
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How does Brexit impact supply of goods?Brexit affects the supply of goods to the extent that any such supply is cross-border between the UK and the...
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17th Feb
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This Practice Note explains how to review and amend key contract clauses to ensure that they are suitable for use following 11 pm on 31 December 2020,...
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17th Feb
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Role of the National Infrastructure CommissionThe National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) was set up on an interim basis on 5 October 2015 to 'look...
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16th Feb
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For the purposes of this Q&A we have focused on the matters directly relevant to World Trade Organization (WTO) rules as they relate to general trade...
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16th Feb
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For the purposes of this Q&A we have focused on the matters directly relevant to World Trade Organization (WTO) rules as they relate to trade in goods...
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16th Feb
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. It collates key developments relating to the trade in services generally between...
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16th Feb
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. It collates key developments relating to the import and export of goods...
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16th Feb
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As things stand, if the UK and EU fail to agree and ratify an international treaty setting out the legal terms of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, the...
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15th Feb
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The term ‘transition or implementation period’ is used in the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland...
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15th Feb
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The UK’s position under the World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO GPA), a plurilateral agreement providing access to...
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Produced in partnership with Eric White of Herbert Smith Freehills 15th Feb
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Many businesses are closing their offices or recommending their staff work from home in an attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). This...
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15th Feb
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Many businesses are closing their offices or recommending their staff work from home in an attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). This...
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15th Feb
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Current legal positionAt present, the result of the UK referendum on 23 June 2016 has had no effect on UK law or on the legal relationship between the...
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Produced in partnership with Jorren Knibbe of Guildhall Chambers 15th Feb

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