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This Practice Note looks at Employer’s Requirements (also referred to as ERs) within a building contract. It explains what Employer’s Requirements are...
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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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A variation (sometimes referred to as a change) is an alteration to the scope of work originally specified in the contract, whether by way of an...
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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 explains what liquidated and ascertained damages (LADs/LDs) are and their purpose in a building contract. It considers the...
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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 considers ‘pay when paid’ clauses and ‘pay when certified’ clauses in construction contracts, and the relevant provisions of the...
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Produced in partnership with Womble Bond Dickinson 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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Produced in association with 4 Pump CourtPrinciples of natural justiceIf an adjudicator breaches the rules of natural justice during the adjudication...
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9th Nov
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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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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 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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Key legislation, licences and guidanceLegislation:The key legislation that underpins the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) scheme is the:Feed-in Tariffs Order 2012...
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8th Apr
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Who may be liable?Anyone who is an 'appropriate person' may be liable for remediation of contaminated land under Part IIA of the Environmental...
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8th 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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8th Apr
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This Practice Note looks at ground conditions in construction and engineering projects. It considers responsibility for them at common law and looks...
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Produced in partnership with Tim James Seal 8th Apr
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The requirements to obtain an EPC before a property is sold or let can be difficult to satisfy when social distancing measures...
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7th Apr
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Brexit impact11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal...
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Produced in partnership with Angus Evers of Shoosmiths 22nd Mar
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The requirements to obtain an EPC before a property is sold or let can be difficult to satisfy when social distancing measures...
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11th Mar
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The requirements to obtain an EPC before a property is sold or let can be difficult to satisfy when social distancing measures...
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11th Mar
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What is a display energy certificate (DEC)?DECs were introduced to raise public awareness of energy use and to inform visitors to public buildings...
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11th Mar
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The requirements to obtain an EPC before a property is sold or let can be difficult to satisfy when social distancing measures...
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11th Mar
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The requirements to obtain an EPC before a property is sold or let can be difficult to satisfy when social distancing measures...
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11th Mar
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The requirements to obtain an EPC before a property is sold or let can be difficult to satisfy when social distancing measures...
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11th Mar
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The requirements to obtain an EPC before a property is sold or let can be difficult to satisfy when social distancing measures...
Read More >
11th Mar
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The requirements to obtain an EPC before a property is sold or let can be difficult to satisfy when social distancing measures...
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11th Mar
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The requirements to obtain an EPC before a property is sold or let can be difficult to satisfy when social distancing measures...
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11th Mar
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Managing contaminated land liabilities is an important consideration in construction projects. Liability for land contamination is most likely to...
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Produced in partnership with ELM Law 9th Mar
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Introduction to the Smart Export GuaranteeThis Practice Note provides a detailed explanation of the ‘Smart Export Guarantee’, a regulated mechanism to...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Brown 9th Mar
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What are Category 4 Screening Levels?Category 4 Screening Levels (C4SL) provide technical guidance for environmental consultants and regulators when...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Czarnecki of Earth, Environmental & Geotechnical Ltd 9th Mar
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Japanese knotweed locationsJapanese knotweed can be found almost all over the country. It can readily grow in nutrient-poor or contaminated soils,...
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Produced in partnership with Phlorum and Groundsure 9th Mar
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The Green Deal is a scheme, originally designed by the government, now backed by private investors, that enables individuals and businesses to make...
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9th Mar

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