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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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It is common in construction projects for defects to manifest or appear in the works. Most construction contracts require the contractor to return to...
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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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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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This Practice Note identifies some of the key differences between adjudication and litigation, arbitration, mediation and expert...
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Produced in partnership with 4 Pump Court 12th Jan
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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 considers the meaning and nature of the prevention principle and its relevance to delay claims in construction projects. It also...
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Produced in partnership with Tim James Seal 12th Jan
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The Public Private Partnership (PPP) models are a popular way for governments to involve private investment, expertise and risk in procuring...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria McGie 12th Jan
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This Practice Note examines why parties involved in a construction project may enter into an escrow agreement (or escrow deed) to set up an escrow...
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9th Nov

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From: [insert name of Employer (the ‘Employer’)]To: [insert name of Contractor (the ‘Contractor’)]Date: [insert date]Dear [insert name of...
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6th May
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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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29th Apr
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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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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 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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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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This Practice Note looks at various factors that construction lawyers need to consider in relation to projects involving demolition works, including...
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23rd Feb
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[insert address of recipient] Date: [insert date] Dear [insert name of prospective/proposed contractor],[insert project name] 1We refer to our...
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14th Feb
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From: [insert name of Employer (the ‘Employer’)]To: [insert name of Contractor (the ‘Contractor’)]Date: [insert date]Dear [insert name of...
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6th Dec
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Pre-construction services agreementThis Deed is made on [insert date of agreement]Parties1[insert name] (company number [insert number]) whose...
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6th Dec
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The City of London Law Society (CLLS) published a standard form letter of intent in 2005. A copy is available at the CLLS website.If, after...
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