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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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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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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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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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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 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 12th Jan
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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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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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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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In commercial transactions it is frequently the case that an ‘entire agreement’ clause will be inserted into the contract with the purpose of seeking...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 22nd Jan
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The general position is that a contract for the sale of land has to be in writing by reason of section 2 of the Law of Property (Miscellaneous...
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Produced in partnership with Helen Galley of XXIV Old Buildings 22nd Jan
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When dealing with tenant contributions to landlord works, there are two immediate issues to consider in practice:•the potential for the developer’s...
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22nd Jan
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Delay in completion of the landlord’s works can be of far greater concern to a tenant than whether the works have been built in accordance with the...
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18th Jan
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When a bank or other finance provider decides to provide funding for a construction or development project, it will often appoint a project monitor...
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18th Jan
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An agreement for lease is an agreement entered into by a property owner or landlord and a tenant, under which the tenant agrees to enter into a lease...
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18th Jan
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In an agreement for lease which provides for construction works to be carried out, an obligation for the landlord to procure collateral warranties (or...
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18th Jan
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This Practice Note looks at the principal types of policy or guarantee (other than latent defects insurance) that are currently on the market to...
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18th Jan
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On every construction project which requires external funding, the lender will appoint its own team of lawyers to draft and/or negotiate the various...
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18th Jan
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Procurement structureAs shown in the Development procurement structure—chart the relationship between the third parties with an interest in a...
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18th Jan
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Under an agreement for lease which contains development obligations, the tenant’s obligation to take the occupational lease only arises once the...
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18th Jan
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The facility agreement is the principal document in the suite of documents which is needed for the provision of finance for a development or...
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18th Jan
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This Practice Note looks at the construction due diligence process and how a construction lawyer will be involved where a client is buying a property...
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18th Jan
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This Practice Note looks at how an agreement for lease with development obligations may require the landlord to remedy defects in the works. It also...
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18th Jan
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From a construction lawyer's perspective, whether acting for a developer/landlord or a tenant, one of the key sections of an agreement for lease is...
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18th Jan

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