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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 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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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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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 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 9th Nov
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This Practice Note looks at the FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Plant and Design Build 1999, commonly known as the FIDIC Yellow Book 1999.FIDIC...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria Tyson of Corbett & Co 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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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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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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IntroductionThe advances in energy storage technology, as well as the decreasing cost of the technology, are transforming the energy market on a...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Streeter and Madi Dacey of Eversheds-Sutherland 27th Nov
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This Practice Note tracks recent developments relating to certain high-profile UK infrastructure and energy projects.Crossrail (the Elizabeth...
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26th Nov
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Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU on exit day ie Friday 31 January 2020 has implications for practitioners in areas covered by this Practice...
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Produced in partnership with John Gilbert at Bracewell 26th Nov
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This Practice Note provides an introduction to project finance. It explains:•the concept of project finance, including the nature of typical projects,...
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25th Nov
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Risk is a defining feature of many project finance transactions as explained in Practice Note: Introduction to project finance.To decide whether or...
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25th Nov
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Project finance is a flexible financing technique (see Practice Note: Introduction to project finance).It can be used to finance almost any asset as...
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25th Nov
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The Equator Principles (EPs) are a risk management framework for determining, assessing and managing environmental and social risk in project...
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25th Nov
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The main project parties in a typical project finance transaction are:•the sponsor(s)•the project vehicle (referred to in this Practice Note as the...
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25th Nov
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This Practice Note is a guide to insolvency in PFI/PF2 projects. The aim of this Practice Note is to provide restructuring and insolvency...
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Produced in partnership with Mathias Cheung of Atkin Chambers 18th Nov
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Jurisdictions coveredThe following jurisdictions are covered in this report:Argentina; Brazil; Canada; Germany; India; Mexico; Switzerland; United...
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19th Oct
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Jurisdictions coveredThe following jurisdictions are covered in this report:Angola; Australia; China; Cyprus; Dominican Republic; Germany; Italy;...
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16th Oct
Q&As
The Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (HGCRA 1996) only applies to contracts for construction operations.The relevant parts of...
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Produced in partnership with Abdul Jinadu of Keating Chambers 28th Sep
Q&As
If a party with an interest in a construction project has directly employed either the building contractor, a professional consultant or a...
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28th Sep
Q&As
The Infrastructure BillThe coalition government's proposed Infrastructure Bill is intended to improve funding, planning management and maintenance of...
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28th Sep
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IntroductionThis Practice Note provides a list of the key documents typically seen on financial completion of an onshore wind farm or large scale...
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26th Sep
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IntroductionThis Practice Note provides a list of the key documents typically seen on financial completion of a merchant waste to energy project, with...
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26th Sep
Precedents
PROJECT DETAILSPROJECT NAME: [insert name of project]CLIENT: [insert name of client][Insert name of firm] PROJECT LEAD: [insert name of client/lead...
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26th Sep
Precedents
PROJECT DETAILSPROJECT NAME: [insert name of project]CLIENT: [insert name of client][Insert name of firm] PROJECT LEAD: [insert name of client/lead...
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26th Sep
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Role of the National Infrastructure CommissionThe National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) was set up on an interim basis on 5 October 2015 to 'look...
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26th Sep
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This Practice Note considers the key issues and risks which commonly arise on a major build project for an education provider, covering higher...
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26th Sep

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