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What is the Joint Fire Code referred to in JCT contracts and when does it apply?The publication known as the ‘Joint Fire Code’ provides guidance on...
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19th May
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Letters of intent—constructionWhat is a letter of intent?Letters of intent are used in construction and engineering projects to allow the employer to...
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19th May
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Retention bondsA retention bond is a particular form of performance bond usually written as an 'on demand' instrument. This Practice Note...
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Produced in partnership with Kennedys 19th May
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Target cost contracts on construction projectsWhat is a target cost contract?A target cost contract is a type of cost reimbursable contract under...
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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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Reasonable skill and care in construction contractsThis Practice Note considers the obligation for contractors and consultants providing services...
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19th May
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JCT contracts 2016—reference copiesThis document contains quick links to searchable PDF copies of the JCT 2016 standard form contracts. For our full...
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19th May
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Oversail licencesWhy have an oversail licence on a construction project?Under English law, the freehold owner of land will usually own the air space...
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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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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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Duty to warnThis Practice Note examines the extent to which contractors, sub-contractors and consultants have a duty to warn their employer of...
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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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FIDIC contracts—introduction to the Silver 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/2 Rev 2 (1999)'MF/2' is one of the suite of Model Forms published on behalf of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the...
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19th May
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Pricing structures in construction contractsThis Practice Note compares the pricing structures most commonly used in construction contracts. It...
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19th May
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JCT contracts—variationsThis Practice Note looks at how variations are dealt with under the main forms of JCT contract. For a wider discussion on...
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19th May

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Where the wall to a house has been damaged by work carried out by contractors to an adjoining garden wall, who is liable to the house owner for the...
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Can a neighbour attach something to the external wall of a neighbouring property, which is said to be a party wall?The Party Wall etc Act 1996 (PWA...
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Produced in partnership with Kevin Leigh of No 5 Chambers 1st Aug
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What are the rules on referring to brands within technical specifications in the context of a public procurement exercise for equipment installation...
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Produced in partnership with Denis Edwards of Normanton Chambers 1st Aug
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If a bidder’s tender has been rejected (and reasons provided at the point of rejection), does the contracting authority still have to send a...
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1st Aug
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In a public procurement exercise under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, SI 2015/102, on what grounds can a bidder be excluded or eliminated for...
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