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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
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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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This Practice Note examines agreements entered into under sections 38 and 278 of the Highways Act 1980, considering the obligations they impose and,...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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The Party Wall etc Act 1996 (PWA 1996) imposes rights and obligations on property owners who wish to:•work on existing party walls or...
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16th Apr
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The off-payroll IR35 regime broadly applies where:•from 6 April 2017, a public authority, and•from 6 April 2021, a private sector entity (other than...
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16th Apr
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The off-payroll IR35 regime broadly applies where:•from 6 April 2017, a public authority, and•from 6 April 2021, a private sector entity (other than...
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15th Apr
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Corporate criminal liability for bribery—section 7 of the Bribery Act 2010This offence can only be committed by relevant commercial organisations...
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14th Apr
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The purpose of this Practice Note is to provide a general understanding of the offences under section 1, 2 and 6 of the Bribery Act 2010 (BA 2010). It...
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Produced in partnership with Joanne Kane of Carmelite Chambers 14th Apr
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Facilitating the performance of a duty by public officialsFacilitation payments, also known as facilitating or grease payments, are generally small...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Furlong of Carmelite Chambers 14th Apr
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Almost every business and everyone involved in the carrying on of a trade incorporates an element of hospitality to existing or potential business...
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Produced in partnership with Joanna Dimmock of White & Case 14th Apr
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Brexit impact—public procurementThe UK public procurement regime derives from EU public procurement laws, and is therefore impacted by the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with Will Glover of 3 Temple Gardens 14th Apr
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This Practice Note sets out cases concerning disputes which have arisen in the context of fire safety following the Grenfell Tower fire.For more...
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14th Apr
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This Practice Note sets out key developments in relation to fire safety following the Grenfell Tower fire on 14 June 2017. Among other things, it...
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13th Apr
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak...
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13th Apr
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This Practice Note sets out the obligations imposed by the construction industry scheme (CIS) rules on sub-contractors, including:•registration•the...
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12th Apr
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The construction industry scheme (CIS) was devised to limit the amount of tax lost as a result of sub-contractors in the construction industry...
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12th Apr
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This Practice Note is about the VAT reverse charge for building and construction work, which has applied since 1 March 2021.The charge was originally...
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Produced in partnership with Martin Scammell 12th Apr
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In practice, a tax lawyer is likely to come across the construction industry scheme (CIS) rules when representing:•a party to:◦a construction...
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12th Apr
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The construction industry scheme (CIS) was devised to limit the amount of tax lost as a result of sub-contractors in the construction industry...
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12th Apr
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This Practice Note details the obligations imposed by the construction industry scheme (CIS) rules on contractors, covering the requirement...
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12th Apr
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This Practice Note explains that penalties may be payable for:•failing to:◦submit construction industry scheme (CIS) returns on time, or◦pay the tax...
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12th Apr
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This Practice Note should be read in conjunction with Practice Notes: The statutory test for section 106 agreements and interaction with Community...
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9th Apr
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak...
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9th Apr

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