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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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JCT Pre-Construction Services AgreementThe JCT Pre-Construction Services Agreement was launched in 2008. A revised edition was published in 2011 to...
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19th May
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Pre-construction services agreementsThis Practice Note explores the use of pre-construction services agreements (PCSAs) which are typically used in...
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19th May
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NEC Supply ContractOverview of the NEC Supply ContractThe NEC Supply Contract, or ‘SC’, is part of the NEC3 and NEC4 suites of contracts (see Practice...
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19th May
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NEC and JCT contracts comparedThis Practice Note examines some of the key areas where the NEC3 and NEC4 standard form construction contracts take a...
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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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What is a variation on a construction project?A variation (sometimes referred to as a change) is an alteration to the scope of work originally...
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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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Net contribution clauses in construction contractsThis Practice Note examines net contribution clauses (sometimes known as proportional or...
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19th May
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Interim payments in construction contractsThis Practice Note provides an overview of what interim payments are, how the right to be paid (usually by...
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19th May
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MF/1 Rev 6 (2014)Originally called 'Model Form A', 'MF/1' comprises Conditions of Contract for the design, supply and installation of electrical,...
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Produced in partnership with Penningtons Manches and Sarah Fox 19th May
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Time at large in construction contractsThis Practice Note examines the concept of ‘time at large’ in relation to the completion of works under a...
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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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Force majeure in construction contractsWhat is force majeure?Force majeure is used to describe an event that occurs which is beyond the control of the...
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19th May
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Build Operate Transfer (BOT) contractsThe Public Private Partnership (PPP) models are a popular way for governments to involve private investment,...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria McGie 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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Fire safety developments following the Grenfell Tower fireThis Practice Note sets out key developments in relation to fire safety following the...
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16th Jul
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If a replacement front door has less than 50% glazing, does it require approval under a competent person scheme?Regulation 12(6) of the Building...
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6th Jun
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Is there any argument that an owner of a building is responsible for breaches of building regulations or does a tenant taking on a lease take on any...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 5th Jun
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What are the implications of Brexit regarding Building Regulations 2010, SI 2010/2214?To date, no Brexit statutory instrument (Brexit SI) has been...
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5th Jun
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Does a private heritage railway fall within the definition of statutory undertaker in section 126 of the Building Act 1984?Section 126 of the Building...
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Produced in partnership with Sarah Fitzpatrick of Norton Rose Fulbright 5th Jun
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What is the current practice for the issue of EWS1 certificates for a building?As is set out in Practice Note: Fire safety developments following the...
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5th Jun
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If an employer asks a contractor to build something that will not comply with the Building Regulations, is there any duty that can be imposed on that...
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Produced in partnership with Abdul Jinadu of Keating Chambers 5th Jun
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Obtaining building regulations approvalCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the...
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5th Jun
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Building regulations—enforcementThe Building Regulations 2010, SI 2010/2214 (the Building Regulations) are made under the Building Act 1984 (BA 1984)....
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5th Jun
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Energy efficiency—Part L of the Building RegulationsUpdated in partnership with WSPLegislative backgroundThe Building Regulations 2010 (Building...
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5th Jun
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Fire safety—case lawThis Practice Note sets out cases concerning disputes which have arisen in the context of fire safety following the Grenfell Tower...
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5th Jun
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Produced in partnership with Denise Charlwood of Kennedys 5th Jun

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