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Schedules of servicesThis Practice Note examines the purpose and content of the schedule of services that will usually be appended to a consultant’s...
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19th May
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Prohibited or deleterious materialsWhat are prohibited or deleterious materials?Most building contracts, sub-contracts, consultants’ appointments and...
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19th May
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Target cost contracts on construction projectsWhat is a target cost contract?A target cost contract is a type of cost reimbursable contract under...
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19th May
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Oversail licencesWhy have an oversail licence on a construction project?Under English law, the freehold owner of land will usually own the air space...
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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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SBCC (Scottish Building Contract Committee) standard forms of contractThis Practice Note looks at the SBCC (Scottish Building Contract Committee)...
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Produced in partnership with MacRoberts LLP 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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FIDIC contracts—introduction to the Red Book 2017In December 2017, FIDIC launched the second editions of the Red, Yellow and Silver Book. This...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria Tyson of Corbett & Co 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 Scheme for Construction Contracts This Practice Note looks at the Scheme for Construction Contracts, as contained in:•the schedule to the Scheme...
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19th May
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The prevention principleThis Practice Note considers the meaning and nature of the prevention principle and its relevance to delay claims in...
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Produced in partnership with Tim James Seal 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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Negligence in constructionWhile tort claims are not as common in construction projects as breach of contract claims, they do still arise and it is not...
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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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MF/2 Rev 2 (1999)'MF/2' is one of the suite of Model Forms published on behalf of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the...
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19th May

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Does the landlord or tenant have a statutory obligation to provide a copy of the health and safety file for a property?The purpose of a health and...
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6th Jun
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Does an economic operator’s conviction for breaches of health and safety regulations constitute a relevant offence for the purposes of mandatory...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria Searle of Browne Jacobson 6th Jun
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Can a contractor stop a homeowner from accessing their property while it carries out construction works, for health and safety reasons?The contractor...
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5th Jun
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What is the Joint Fire Code referred to in JCT contracts and when does it apply?The publication known as the ‘Joint Fire Code’ provides guidance on...
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5th Jun
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Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations, SI 2013/1471 (RIDDOR)—general requirementsWhat is RIDDOR? Reporting of...
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5th Jun
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Health and Safety Executive prosecutions policyThis Practice Note explains the approach taken by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to the...
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5th Jun
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Construction phase—site management and on-site health and safety requirementsIn a typical construction project, the main contractor takes...
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5th Jun
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Corporate manslaughter—an introductory guideThe specific offence of corporate manslaughter was created by the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate...
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5th Jun
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Health and safety requirements—preparing to begin works and setting up the siteThose who control site work must check that working conditions are...
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Produced in partnership with DLA Piper 5th Jun
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What happens after an incident on site?The immediate aftermath of an incidentDepending on the nature of the incident, first thoughts should, of...
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