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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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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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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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This Practice Note examines some of the key areas where the NEC3 and NEC4 standard form construction contracts take a different approach to the JCT...
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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 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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The JCT Pre-Construction Services Agreement was launched in 2008. A revised edition was published in 2011 to incorporate the amendments to the Housing...
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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 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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Under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (the ‘Regulations’), the health and safety file (the ‘File’) is a document required...
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Produced in partnership with Gowling WLG 8th Apr
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.Note: The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, SI 2015/51 came...
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8th Apr
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. Note: The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, SI 2015/51 came...
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Produced in partnership with Gowling WLG 8th Apr
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. Note: The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, SI 2015/51 came...
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Produced in partnership with Gowling WLG 8th Apr
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The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (the Regulations) came into force on 6 April 2015. Their purpose is to make health and...
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Produced in partnership with Gowling WLG 8th Apr
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Designers have an integral role in the development of a project and have a large influence on the way in which a project will evolve, from the initial...
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Produced in partnership with Gowling WLG 8th Apr
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. Note: The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, SI 2015/51 came...
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Produced in partnership with Gowling WLG 8th Apr
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, SI 2015/51, (CDM 2015)...
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8th Apr
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. Note: The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, SI 2015/51 came...
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Produced in partnership with Gowling WLG 8th Apr
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The client must take a central role throughout a construction project. The client will be driving the project and will normally be responsible for...
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Produced in partnership with Gowling WLG 8th Apr
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, SI 2015/51, (CDM...
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8th Apr
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Under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (the ‘Regulations’), the development of the construction phase plan (the ‘Plan’) is...
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Produced in partnership with Gowling WLG 8th Apr
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The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (the ‘Regulations’) require that, on projects with more than one contractor, the client...
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Produced in partnership with Gowling WLG 8th Apr
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. Note: The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, SI 2015/51 came...
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Produced in partnership with Gowling WLG 8th Apr
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For the purposes of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (the ‘Regulations’), Contractors are those companies and individuals who...
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Produced in partnership with Gowling WLG 8th Apr
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. Note: The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, SI 2015/51 came...
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Produced in partnership with Gowling WLG 8th Apr
Q&As
As noted in our News Analysis piece: In theory—CDM Regulations and novation, by Seb Oram, construction law barrister at 3PB Barristers, where as a...
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15th Feb
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Who can be a client?A client is defined in regulation 2(1) of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, SI 2015/51 (CDM 2015) as 'any...
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6th Dec
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It is possible for a contractor to be appointed both the principal contractor and the principal designer under the Construction (Design and...
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6th Dec
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Approved Code of Practice (‘ACOP’) L144, entitled ‘Managing Health & Safety in Construction’, is published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)...
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6th Dec

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