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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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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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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 examines some of the key areas where the NEC3 and NEC4 standard form construction contracts take a different approach to the JCT...
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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 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 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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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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This Practice Note examines the extent to which contractors, sub-contractors and consultants have a duty to warn their employer of inadequacies that...
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9th Nov
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Scott Schedules are often very useful in construction disputes. They help to identify the key issues between the parties, and to set out for the judge...
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Produced in partnership with James Bowling of 4 Pump Court 12th Jan
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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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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 15th Feb
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A contractor may be entitled to an extension of time due to coronavirus where, for example:•labour supply is affected•material supplies are delayed by...
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Produced in partnership with Julie Morrisey of Clyde and Co 15th Feb
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.The Construction case tracker is a list of key judgments from 2019 considered...
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14th Feb
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note covers the situation where the UK and the EU do not reach an agreement for the enforcement of judgments following the UK...
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Produced in partnership with Angharad Parry of 20 Essex Street 13th Feb
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. The UK and EU’s specific proposals for dealing with jurisdiction of disputes...
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13th Feb
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. The UK and EU’s specific proposals for transitional arrangements on applicable...
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13th Feb
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note covers the situation where the UK and the EU do not reach an...
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13th Feb
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. The UK and EU’s specific proposals for dealing with the enforcement of judgments...
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13th Feb
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note covers the situation at the end of the implementation period...
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13th Feb
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note covers the situation where the UK and the EU do not reach an...
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13th Feb
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In English law, the expression ‘force majeure’ does not refer to a legal doctrine. Instead, the expression ‘force majeure clause’ is used to describe...
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11th Feb
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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 11th Feb
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Is there a force majeure event?In English law, the expression ‘force majeure’ does not refer to a legal doctrine. Instead, the expression ‘force...
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11th Feb
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There is no judicially accepted definition of the term ‘force majeure’, so what the parties mean by it must be expressly set out in the contract (ie...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Nicholas of Browne Jacobson 11th Feb
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Traders seeking to rely on force majeure provisions in their contracts with consumers for delays in performance caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19),...
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11th Feb
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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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11th Feb
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While a force majeure certificate from China could not bind the English courts in their determination of whether such an event had occurred for the...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Colbey of Lamb Chambers 11th Feb
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The UK government published the Construction Playbook (the ‘Playbook’) in December 2020 as had been promised in the National Infrastructure Strategy...
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3rd Feb
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This Practice Note explains the implications of IP completion day in relation to contract breach and remedies. The implementation period put in place...
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3rd Feb

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