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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Remaining liable for acts and omissions of contractorsCommercial entities often delegate obligations or services that they owe to third parties to...
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8th Apr
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The Party Wall etc Act 1996 (PWA 1996) imposes rights and obligations on property owners who wish to:•work on existing party walls or...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note explains the circumstances in which the cost of party wall works can be shared, the right of adjoining owners and building owners...
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8th Apr
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The Party Wall etc Act 1996 (PWA 1996) provides a framework that controls how a building owner who shares a boundary with an adjoining owner can carry...
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2nd Mar
Q&As
This question raises the issue of the rights adjoining owners owe one another where a fence separates their lands.The location of boundaries on the...
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Produced in partnership with Stephen Murch of 42 Bedford Row 22nd Jan
Q&As
In this Q&A we assume that:•both the tenant and the landlord will fall within the definition of ‘owner’ under section 20 of the Party Wall etc Act...
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22nd Jan
Q&As
For the purposes of this Q&A, it is assumed that:•there are no details of the nature or urgency of remedial works•there are no details as to precise...
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Produced in partnership with Kate Andrews of Hamlins 22nd Jan
Q&As
The Party Wall etc Act 1996 (PWA 1996) should be referred to for its full provisions but defines a party wall as a wall forming part of a building and...
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Produced in partnership with Kevin Leigh of No 5 Chambers 8th Jan
Q&As
Demolition to any extent of a party wall by an adjoining owner can only be carried out if authorised by section 2 of the Party Wall etc Act 1996 (PWA...
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6th Dec
Precedents
To [insert name of building owner] (‘Building Owner’)Of [insert Building Owner’s main address]The Party Wall etc Act 1996Acknowledgement of NoticeAs...
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29th Nov
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To [Insert Adjoining Owner]Of [Adjoining Owner’s main address][Insert Date]The Party Wall etc Act 1996Notice of proposed works — Line of Junction...
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29th Nov
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To [Insert Building Owner]Of [insert Building Owner’s main address]The Party Wall etc Act 1996Acknowledgement of NoticeAs Adjoining Owner/s under the...
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29th Nov
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To [insert name of building owner] (‘Building Owner’)Of [insert Building Owner’s main address]The Party Wall etc Act 1996Acknowledgement of NoticeAs...
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29th Nov
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To [Insert Adjoining Owner]Of [Adjoining Owner’s main address][Insert Date]Dear [title]The Party Wall etc Act 1996Notice of proposed works–Party...
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29th Nov
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To [Insert name of building owner] (‘Building Owner’)Of [insert Building Owner’s main address]The Party Wall etc Act 1996Acknowledgement of NoticeAs...
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29th Nov
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To [Insert Adjoining Owner]Of [Adjoining Owner’s main address][Insert Date]The Party Wall etc Act 1996Notice of proposed works – Line of Junction...
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29th Nov
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To [insert name of building owner] (‘Building Owner’)Of [insert Building Owner’s main address]The Party Wall etc Act 1996Acknowledgement of NoticeAs...
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29th Nov

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