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Oversail licencesWhy have an oversail licence on a construction project?Under English law, the freehold owner of land will usually own the air space...
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19th May
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SBCC (Scottish Building Contract Committee) standard forms of contractThis Practice Note looks at the SBCC (Scottish Building Contract Committee)...
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Produced in partnership with MacRoberts LLP 19th May
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Loss and expenseClaims by contractors for loss and expense arising from a disturbance to progress of the works are one of the most debated and...
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19th May
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Net contribution clauses in construction contractsThis Practice Note examines net contribution clauses (sometimes known as proportional or...
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19th May
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FIDIC contracts—introduction to the Red Book 2017In December 2017, FIDIC launched the second editions of the Red, Yellow and Silver Book. This...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria Tyson of Corbett & Co 19th May
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What is the relevance of the Base Date in the JCT Design and Build Contract?The Base Date is relevant in respect of a number of clauses in the JCT...
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19th May
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Interim payments in construction contractsThis Practice Note provides an overview of what interim payments are, how the right to be paid (usually by...
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19th May
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MF/1 Rev 6 (2014)Originally called 'Model Form A', 'MF/1' comprises Conditions of Contract for the design, supply and installation of electrical,...
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Produced in partnership with Penningtons Manches and Sarah Fox 19th May
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Time at large in construction contractsThis Practice Note examines the concept of ‘time at large’ in relation to the completion of works under a...
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19th May
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Sectional completionWhat is sectional completion?Where the construction contract splits the works into sections or parts, usually to be started at...
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19th May
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Early use and partial possessionTaking occupation before practical completionThe default position in most building contracts is that the contractor is...
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19th May
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NEC Professional Service ContractThe NEC Professional Service Contract (PSC) is a long form consultant appointment published as part of the NEC suite...
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19th May
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The Scheme for Construction Contracts This Practice Note looks at the Scheme for Construction Contracts, as contained in:•the schedule to the Scheme...
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19th May
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Extensions of time under construction contractsThis Practice Note examines the circumstances in which a construction contract might entitle a...
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19th May
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The prevention principleThis Practice Note considers the meaning and nature of the prevention principle and its relevance to delay claims in...
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Produced in partnership with Tim James Seal 19th May
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Duty to warnThis Practice Note examines the extent to which contractors, sub-contractors and consultants have a duty to warn their employer of...
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19th May

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Pre-construction services agreementsThis Practice Note explores the use of pre-construction services agreements (PCSAs) which are typically used in...
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11th Aug
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Letter of intent—construction—contractor friendlyFrom: [insert name of Employer (the ‘Employer’)]To: [insert name of Contractor (the...
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11th Aug
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JCT Pre-Construction Services AgreementThe JCT Pre-Construction Services Agreement was launched in 2008. A revised edition was published in 2011 to...
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11th Aug
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Amending the CLLS Standard Form Letter of IntentThe City of London Law Society (CLLS) published a standard form letter of intent in 2005. A copy is...
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11th Aug
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Demolition for construction lawyersThis Practice Note looks at various factors that construction lawyers need to consider in relation to projects...
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11th Aug
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Pre-construction services agreementPre-construction services agreementThis Deed is made on [insert date of agreement]Parties1[insert name] (company...
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11th Aug
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Letters of intent—constructionWhat is a letter of intent?Letters of intent are used in construction and engineering projects to allow the employer to...
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11th Aug
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Letter of intent—construction—employer friendlyFrom: [insert name of Employer (the ‘Employer’)]To: [insert name of Contractor (the ‘Contractor’)]Date:...
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11th Aug
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Pre-contract/tender stage confidentiality agreement[insert address of recipient] Date: [insert date] Dear [insert name of prospective/proposed...
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11th Aug
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Ground conditions in construction projectsThis Practice Note looks at ground conditions in construction and engineering projects. It considers...
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Produced in partnership with Tim James Seal 30th Jul
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What is two-stage tendering?This Practice Note explains the 'two-stage tendering' approach commonly used to procure construction projects. Many...
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30th Jul

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