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Quantum in construction claimsThis Practice Note looks at some of the key considerations that may need to be taken into account when a party to a...
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19th May
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Differences between adjudication and other forms of dispute resolutionThis Practice Note identifies some of the key differences between adjudication...
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Produced in partnership with 4 Pump Court 19th May
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Construction contract documentsIn most cases, a construction contract will incorporate a number of documents that all work together to set out the...
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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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Loss and expenseClaims by contractors for loss and expense arising from a disturbance to progress of the works are one of the most debated and...
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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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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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Sectional completionWhat is sectional completion?Where the construction contract splits the works into sections or parts, usually to be started at...
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19th May
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The Notice of AdjudicationProduced in association with 4 Pump CourtA Notice of Adjudication is the first step in commencing an adjudication. This...
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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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'Pay when paid' and 'paid when certified' clausesThis Practice Note considers ‘pay when paid’ clauses and ‘pay when certified’ clauses in construction...
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Produced in partnership with Womble Bond Dickinson 19th May
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The contractor's programmeThis Practice Note considers the status of the programme in a construction contract, what difference it makes if the...
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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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Introduction to the HGCRA 1996The need for legislation in the construction industryThroughout the 1980s and the early 1990s, the construction industry...
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19th May

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Smart Export Guarantee—key featuresIntroduction to the Smart Export GuaranteeThis Practice Note provides a detailed explanation of the ‘Smart Export...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Brown 23rd Jul
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Zero carbon buildings—law and policyWhat is a zero carbon building?In simple terms, a zero carbon building means that all net carbon emissions from...
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22nd Jul
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Energy performance certificates (EPCs)—what are they and when are they required?Coronavirus (COVID-19): The requirements to obtain an EPC before a...
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25th Jun
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Landfill tax—England and Northern IrelandBrexit impact11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period...
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Produced in partnership with Angus Evers of Shoosmiths 23rd Jun
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Scottish landfill taxWhat is Scottish landfill tax?Scottish landfill tax (SLfT) is an environmental tax administrated by Revenue Scotland with support...
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Produced in partnership with Angus Evers of Shoosmiths 23rd Jun
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Minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES)—non-domestic property within the scope of MEESCoronavirus (COVID-19): The requirements to obtain an EPC...
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17th Jun
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Minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES)—non-domestic property—transactional issuesCoronavirus (COVID-19): The requirements to obtain an EPC before...
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11th Jun
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Minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES)—non-domestic property—enforcement and penaltiesCoronavirus (COVID-19): The requirements to obtain an EPC...
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5th Jun
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Minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES)—domestic tenants’ energy efficiency improvementsCoronavirus (COVID-19): The requirements to obtain an EPC...
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5th Jun
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Minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES)—non-domestic property—exemptions and PRS Exemptions RegisterCoronavirus (COVID-19): The requirements to...
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5th Jun
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Display energy certificates (DECs)—what are they and when are they required?What is a display energy certificate (DEC)?DECs were introduced to raise...
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5th Jun
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Environmental liabilities—what are clean-up liabilities?Clean-up liabilities are legal and financial obligations to remediate pollution or...
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5th Jun
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Environmental insurance—contractors and consultantsEnvironmental insurance is a useful way of managing environmental risks stemming from the work...
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Produced in partnership with Duncan Spencer of EDIA 5th Jun
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Environmental investigations—types of searches and investigationsPurpose of environmental searches and investigationsEnvironmental investigations are...
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Produced in partnership with Argyll Environmental Ltd 5th Jun
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Minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) in the private rented sector—snapshotCoronavirus (COVID-19): The requirements to obtain an EPC before a...
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5th Jun
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Landfill disposals tax (Wales)What is landfill disposals tax?Landfill disposals tax is an environmental tax administrated by the Welsh Revenue...
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Produced in partnership with Angus Evers of Shoosmiths 5th Jun
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Contaminated land—definition of contaminated landWhat is contaminated land?'Contaminated land' is a specific legal term defined in the Environmental...
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5th Jun
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Feed-in tariff (FiT)—key featuresKey legislation, licences and guidanceLegislation:The key legislation that underpins the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) scheme...
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5th Jun
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Japanese knotweed—managementJapanese knotweed was introduced to the UK in the 19th century as an ornamental garden plant. It had been used in Japan to...
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Produced in partnership with Phlorum and Groundsure 5th Jun
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Site waste management plansWhat are site waste management plans?Site Waste Management Plans (SWMPs) were introduced as a way of providing greater...
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Produced in partnership with Warren Percival of RSK 5th Jun

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