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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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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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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 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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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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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 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 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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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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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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If a party is said to have ‘design liability’, it means that it bears legal responsibility for all or part of the design of a construction/engineering...
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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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OverviewOperation and maintenance (O&M) of renewable energy projects is a critical component of an effective and successful project. Although capital...
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Produced in partnership with Jonathan Brufal and Robert Currall of Gowling WLG 16th Apr
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This DIRECT Agreement is made on [insert date] day of [insert month] 20[insert year]Parties1[Insert name] (Company Number [insert number]) whose...
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16th Apr
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There are numerous potential complexities involved in disputes arising within the energy sector. Frequently, because of the location of the projects...
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Produced in partnership with John Gilbert at Bracewell 13th Apr
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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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9th Apr
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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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9th 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 Karen Clarke of CMS 8th Apr
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This Practice Note examines the main agreements involved in an infrastructure project. The project documents discussed below will not be relevant to...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria McGie 8th Apr
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This Practice Note considers the purpose of a direct agreement specifically in the context of a PFI or PF2 project. It looks at the different direct...
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8th Apr
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The demand for public infrastructure at a time when public purse strings are tight, coupled with a lack of public sector expertise in delivering...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria McGie 8th Apr
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Energy projects involve both perceived and real risks that impact on cash flow, availability, performance and profit and influence investment...
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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 Clarke Willmott LLP 8th Apr
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The energy industry comprises a range of sub-sectors including coal, oil, gas, renewable energy, hydroelectric, tidal and nuclear. This Practice Note...
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Produced in partnership with Clarke Willmott LLP 8th Apr
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This Practice Note considers the Building Schools for the Future government scheme the current Priority School Building Programme. It also looks at...
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Produced in partnership with Lucinda Baker of Harrison Clark Rickerbys 8th Apr
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The basis of an FM contractWhen entering into a facilities management (FM) contract there is a lot to consider (see Diagram: What does a Facilities...
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Produced in partnership with Karen Clarke of CMS 8th Apr
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This Practice Note examines the Construction Sub-contract between Project Co and the Construction Sub-contractor (also referred to as the Construction...
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8th Apr
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The high level of demand, globally, for public infrastructure at a time when public revenues are restricted and banks are less willing to lend, has...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria McGie 8th Apr
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Infrastructure is a broad term encompassing a wide range of facilities from schools, hospitals, roads and railway lines to wind, electricity, waste...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria McGie 8th Apr
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This Practice Note looks at the key parties typically involved in a PFI or PF2 project. It considers the roles of parties in the public sector, of...
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8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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This Practice Note looks at parallel loan agreements in PFI and PF2 projects. It considers the background to such agreements (arising out of the...
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8th Apr

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