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Quantum in construction claimsThis Practice Note looks at some of the key considerations that may need to be taken into account when a party to a...
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19th May
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Responsibility for Employer's RequirementsThis Practice Note looks at Employer’s Requirements (also referred to as ERs) within a building contract. It...
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19th May
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Construction contract documentsIn most cases, a construction contract will incorporate a number of documents that all work together to set out the...
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19th May
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NEC and JCT contracts comparedThis Practice Note examines some of the key areas where the NEC3 and NEC4 standard form construction contracts take a...
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19th May
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What is a design responsibility matrix?A design responsibility matrix is a tool used in construction projects to allocate responsibility for the...
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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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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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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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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 Notice of AdjudicationProduced in association with 4 Pump CourtA Notice of Adjudication is the first step in commencing an adjudication. This...
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19th May
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Negligence in constructionWhile tort claims are not as common in construction projects as breach of contract claims, they do still arise and it is not...
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19th May
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Build Operate Transfer (BOT) contractsThe Public Private Partnership (PPP) models are a popular way for governments to involve private investment,...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria McGie 19th May
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Section 38 and section 278 Highways Act agreements—contractor’s perspectiveThis Practice Note examines agreements entered into under sections 38 and...
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19th May
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Design and build procurementThis Practice Note explains what design and build (commonly referred to as ‘D&B’) procurement is. It also considers why an...
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19th May

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Where, arising out of the same factual scenario, A has a cause of action in contract against B and a cause of action in tort against C, does it matter...
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Produced in partnership with Karen Hellier of Clarke Willmott 22nd Jul
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Do you include the VAT element in a debt claim when issuing the letter of claim and claim form?This Q&A considers the scenario where A has a claim...
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22nd Jul
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If the claimant has made a mistake in the naming of the defendant in the claim form and particulars of claim, what should the defendant do? Does it...
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Produced in partnership with Ryan Turner of Lamb Chambers 22nd Jul
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A defendant in Cyprus has expressly agreed to accept service by email. Do I still need to make an application for permission to serve the claim form...
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22nd Jul
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Can you draft a single letter of claim addressed to multiple prospective defendants? Does it matter if the prospective defendants have different legal...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 14th Jul
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What are the key features of a Brexit SI?As part of the UK’s domestic preparation for Brexit, the government is introducing a range of primary and...
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28th Jun
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In the context of Brexit, what is meant by the ‘transition or implementation period’?The term ‘transition or implementation period’ is used in the...
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28th Jun
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What guidance is available to prepare for no deal Brexit?As things stand, if the UK and EU fail to agree and ratify an international treaty setting...
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28th Jun
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What is retained EU law?Retained EU law is a legal concept describing EU-derived legislation, rights and principles the UK plans to preserve in UK law...
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Produced in partnership with Mathias Cheung of Atkin Chambers 28th Jun
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What is the legal position where there is an inconsistency between the Withdrawal Agreement and domestic legislation?What is the relationship between...
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28th Jun
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What is prorogation of Parliament?What is prorogation of Parliament?Prorogation is an act which marks the end of a parliamentary session without the...
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28th Jun
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What is the sifting process for Brexit legislation?Under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (EU(W)A 2018), before certain proposed statutory...
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28th Jun
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How is prorogation of Parliament relevant to Brexit?What is prorogation of Parliament?Prorogation is an act which marks the end of a parliamentary...
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28th Jun
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Is Brexit considered a force majeure event?The change to the economic and commercial environments within both the UK and the EU as a result of Brexit...
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28th Jun
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Do you have any guidance on whether Brexit is considered a force majeure event?We refer you to the following which may be of assistance:•Q&A: Is...
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28th Jun
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I need to serve a claim form on a European lawyer, but I am concerned about what impact Brexit has on this. What are the rules and will they change at...
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Produced in partnership with Belinda McRae of Twenty Essex 28th Jun

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