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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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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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It is standard practice in construction projects for the contractor, key sub-contractors and consultants (referred to in this Practice Note as...
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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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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 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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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 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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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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8th Apr
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The JCT publishes a standard form framework agreement called the JCT Framework Agreement (JCT FA). It was first published in 2005 in both binding and...
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8th Apr
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with Mr Andrew Millross of Anthony Collins Solicitors 8th Apr
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In the construction industry, parent company guarantees (PCGs) are commonly given to the employer by the main contractor’s holding company to...
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8th Apr
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IntroductionThe ABI Model Form of Guarantee Bond was first published in 1995 and was updated (in 2002) to incorporate reference to the Contracts...
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Produced in partnership with Kennedys 8th Apr
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A retention bond is a particular form of performance bond usually written as an 'on demand' instrument. This Practice Note examines:•the nature of...
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Produced in partnership with Kennedys 8th Apr
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Millross of Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP 8th Apr
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An advance payment bond is a particular form of performance bond, invariably written as an 'on demand' instrument. See Practice Notes: Performance...
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Produced in partnership with Kennedys 8th Apr
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This Practice Note explains the 'two-stage tendering' approach commonly used to procure construction projects. Many employers use two-stage tendering...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note explores the use of pre-construction services agreements (PCSAs) which are typically used in two-stage tendering.Construction...
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8th Apr
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Risk to a parent company of giving a PCGA parent or holding company does not normally carry out trading activities itself but owns assets, including...
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8th Apr
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PurposeA scaffold licence is normally required where a contractor needs to erect scaffolding for the purposes of its works on land belonging to a...
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8th Apr
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Why have an oversail licence on a construction project?Under English law, the freehold owner of land will usually own the air space above their land...
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8th Apr
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IntroductionThe purpose of this Practice Note is to:•examine the nature of the on demand performance bond, and•key elements that help identify whether...
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Produced in partnership with Kennedys 8th Apr
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Date [insert date of licence]Parties1[insert name of Landlord] of [insert address][ incorporated in England and Wales with company registration number...
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8th Apr
Q&As
The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (CIGA 2020) inserted section 233B into the Insolvency Act 1986 (IA 1986) as part of a package of...
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Produced in partnership with Ryan Hocking of Hardwicke Chambers 8th Apr
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This Practice Note looks at ground conditions in construction and engineering projects. It considers responsibility for them at common law and looks...
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Produced in partnership with Tim James Seal 8th Apr
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This Practice Note examines the nature of performance bonds, why they are required and where they fit into the suite of documentation commonly...
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Produced in partnership with Kennedys 26th Mar
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Date [date]Parties1[name of Landlord] [of OR incorporated in England and Wales with company registration number [number] whose registered office is...
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22nd Mar
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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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17th Mar

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