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This Practice Note considers the meaning and nature of the prevention principle and its relevance to delay claims in construction projects. It also...
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Produced in partnership with Tim James Seal 12th Jan
Practice notes
In December 2017, FIDIC launched the second editions of the Red, Yellow and Silver Book. This Practice Note is an introduction to the FIDIC Silver...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria Tyson of Corbett & Co 12th Jan
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This Practice Note identifies some of the key differences between adjudication and litigation, arbitration, mediation and expert...
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Produced in partnership with 4 Pump Court 12th Jan
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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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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 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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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 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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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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In an agreement for lease which includes construction obligations, the landlord will be contractually obliged to provide the tenant with a certain...
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6th Dec
Practice notes
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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6th Dec
Practice notes
Variations to the agreed drawings and specifications are usually needed on all major construction projects—see Practice Note: What is a variation on a...
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6th Dec
Q&As
It is standard market practice for warranties to be provided by the construction/design team to the following beneficiaries:•funder of the...
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6th Dec
Precedents
To: [insert client name and address]Date: [insert date]Dear [contact name][Project name/Address]Thank you for instructing us in relation to...
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6th Dec
Q&As
It is a condition of most mortgage applications that a ‘new home’ warranty is in place if you are buying a home that is less than ten years old. Such...
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6th Dec
Practice notes
In some cases, a developer and a tenant agree that the rent under the occupational lease will be a specified figure. However, in many other cases, the...
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29th Nov
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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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29th Nov
Practice notes
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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25th Nov
Precedents
Assignment of construction documents 1 Assignment of construction documents ...
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26th Sep
Precedents
1 Defined Terms In this Schedule, the following words and expression have the following meanings: [Agreement for...
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26th Sep
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