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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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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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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 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 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 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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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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This Practice Note examines the extent to which contractors, sub-contractors and consultants have a duty to warn their employer of inadequacies that...
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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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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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Procurement structureAs shown in the Development procurement structure—chart the relationship between the third parties with an interest in a...
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16th Apr
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What is a facility agreement?Many construction projects, particularly larger ones, require external funding from banks or other lenders to finance...
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8th Apr
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In a construction project, the contractor’s contractual relationship under the building contract is only with the employer. However, in most...
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8th Apr
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When providing finance for any development or construction project, the lender (or funder) and its advisers will use various methods to protect the...
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8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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The development documents are key to any real estate finance transaction involving the development of property. They deal with the nature of the...
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8th Apr
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Many of the usual conditions precedent (CPs) for a typical syndicated loan facility will also be applicable to a real estate finance transaction. For...
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8th Apr
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Choosing a structureUnless promoted by a single entity (whether or not with mortgage funding) many developments take place through collaboration. This...
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8th Apr
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What is the Code?The Consumer Code for Homebuilders (the Code) came into effect in April 2010. It is an industry-led code of conduct for home builders...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note:•discusses the development of the large scale private rented sector (PRS)•considers the Government’s incentive package for Build to...
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8th Apr
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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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30th Mar
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StructureReasons for the contractor to form a JVThere are a number of reasons why a contractor may wish to enter into a JV in relation to a...
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15th Mar
Precedents
Date [date]Parties1[name of Fund] [of OR incorporated in England and Wales with company registration number [number] whose registered office is at OR ...
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11th Mar
Precedents
date [date]Parties1[name of the Company] [of OR incorporated in England and Wales with company registration number [number] whose registered office is...
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10th Mar
Q&As
The standard forms of warranty'>collateral warranty that parties involved in a construction project are most likely to suggest are published by:•JCT...
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15th Feb
Q&As
The Loan Market Association (LMA) published a precedent form of facility agreement for use in real estate finance development transactions in 2013....
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15th Feb

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