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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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Brexit impact—public procurement: The UK public procurement regime derives from EU public procurement laws, and is therefore impacted by the UK’s...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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A construction contract may be discharged, terminated or determined in a number ways. These principally include:•by performance•by...
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Produced in partnership with DAC Beachcroft 18th Jan
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This article appears as originally published in Construction Law on 1 August...
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18th Jan
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This article appears as originally published in Construction Law on 1 March...
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18th Jan
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This article appears as originally published in Construction Law on 1 December...
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18th Jan
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. This article appears as originally published in Construction Law on 1 September...
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18th Jan
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This Practice Note examines the circumstances in which a construction contract might entitle a contractor to claim additional time in which to...
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18th Jan
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.The Construction horizon scanner tracks key upcoming developments of interest to...
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18th Jan
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This article appears as originally published in Construction Law on 5 May 2016 and is not maintained.Guest editor Andrew Croft of Beale & Company...
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18th Jan
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This article appears as originally published in Construction Law on 1 October...
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18th Jan
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. This article appears as originally published in Construction Law on 1 July 2017...
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18th Jan
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This article appears as originally published in Construction Law on 1 December 2014 and is not maintained.A variety of defences are available against...
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18th Jan
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The National Infrastructure Delivery Plan 2016–2021 ('NIDP') was published by the Infrastructure and Projects Authority ('IPA') on 23 March 2016. It...
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18th Jan
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This article appears as originally published in Construction Law on 1 April 2015 and is not maintained.Funders seem to run the development game but...
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18th Jan
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This article appears as originally published in Construction Law on 1 December 2015 and is not maintained.James Shackleton of Eversheds examines one...
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18th Jan
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This article appears as originally published in Construction Law on 1 November 2014 and is not maintained.The architect’s role involves more than just...
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18th Jan
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.Rachel Chaplin of DLA Piper looks at the potential impact of Brexit related...
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18th Jan
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The Government Construction Strategy 2016–2020 (the ‘Strategy’) was launched on 23 March 2016 by the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (the...
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18th Jan
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Government initiativesLengthy contractual payment periods and late payment have long been considered to be a problem in the construction industry....
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18th Jan
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This article appears as originally published in Construction Law on 1 January...
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18th Jan
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This article appears as originally published in Construction Law on 1 July...
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18th Jan

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