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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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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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This Practice Note examines the purpose and content of the schedule of services that will usually be appended to a consultant’s appointment entered...
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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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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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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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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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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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This Practice Note explains the approach taken by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to the enforcement of health and safety law in England and...
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9th Apr
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The immediate aftermath of an incidentDepending on the nature of the incident, first thoughts should, of course, be to address any medical...
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8th Apr
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. This article appears as originally published in Construction Law on 1 September...
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8th Apr
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In a typical construction project, the main contractor takes responsibility for the site with effect from the date of possession and then remains...
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8th Apr
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What is RIDDOR? Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations, SI 2013/1471 (RIDDOR) is a regulation which requires employers...
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9th Mar
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Those who control site work must check that working conditions are healthy and safe both before, and as, work begins. This Practice Note concentrates...
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Produced in partnership with DLA Piper 26th Feb
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The specific offence of corporate manslaughter was created by the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 (CMCHA 2007). The CMCHA 2007...
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24th Feb
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The publication known as the ‘Joint Fire Code’ provides guidance on fire prevention on construction sites. It applies to all parties involved in the...
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15th Feb
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The Public Contract Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015), SI 2015/102, reg 57(1) requires contracting authorities to exclude an economic operator from...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria Searle of Browne Jacobson 13th Feb
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The contractor has various health and safety responsibilities on a building site that it needs to be aware of and ensure compliance with. See Practice...
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6th Dec
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The purpose of a health and safety file is to provide information relevant to the works being carried out at the time, but it must also contain...
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29th Nov

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