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This Practice Note examines agreements entered into under sections 38 and 278 of the Highways Act 1980, considering the obligations they impose and,...
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9th Nov
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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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It is common in construction projects for defects to manifest or appear in the works. Most construction contracts require the contractor to return to...
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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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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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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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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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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 considers the status of the programme in a construction contract, what difference it makes if the programme is a contract document...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
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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Q&As
Is there a time limit for notifying tenderers of the outcome of a public procurement exercise?While there is no set time limit for notifying tenderers...
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Produced in partnership with Marina Javed of Browne Jacobson 8th Jan
Q&As
The Concession Contracts Regulations 2016, SI 2016/273 (CCR 2016), were laid in Parliament in March 2016 and came into force on 18 April 2016,...
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26th Dec
Practice notes
IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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24th Dec
Q&As
In conducting our research we have focussed on public procurement under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015), SI 2015/102.How does Brexit...
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24th Dec
Q&As
The EU Procurement Directives provide that they shall apply to contracts where the estimated value of the contract is no less than the financial...
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24th Dec
Q&As
This Q&A only considers the position regarding an above-threshold public contract tendered under the Public Contracts Regulations (PCR 2015), SI...
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24th Dec
Q&As
Application of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015), SI 2015/102, implement the Public Contracts...
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24th Dec
Precedents
STOP PRESS: This Precedent is currently being reviewed as part of our routine quality control processes. On completion of the review the status of the...
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7th Dec
Precedents
Our ref: [insert Authority's reference]Your ref: [insert enquirer’s reference][Insert enquirer’s details and address][Date]Dear Dear [insert...
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7th Dec
Practice notes
The Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 (PS(SV)A 2012) requires contracting authorities to consider how they can improve the social impact of...
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7th Dec
Q&As
This Q&A covers procurements carried out under Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015), SI 2015/102 and where the request to clarify the bid has...
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7th Dec
Q&As
The approach to modifications/variations of contracts (and when such amounts to a new award of a contract) changed when Public Contracts Regulations...
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7th Dec
Q&As
For the purposes of this Q&A we have focused on the rules and procedure concerning voluntary transparency notices under the Public Contracts...
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7th Dec
Q&As
TransparencyThe underlying principle in relation to disclosure of information during public procurement procedures is that contracting authorities...
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7th Dec
Q&As
The EU Procurement Directives provide that they shall apply to contracts where the estimated value of the contract is no less than the financial...
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7th Dec
Q&As
Eligibility and selection in public procurementContracting authorities conducting a public procurement exercise under the Public Contracts Regulations...
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6th Dec
Q&As
What is a DPS?A Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) allows a contracting authority to purchase goods, services and works for which they have a regular...
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29th Nov
Q&As
In the judgment of the Court of Appeal in Street v Derbyshire Unemployed Workers’ Centre, which was also referred to by Jackson LJ in Mid Essex...
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29th Nov
Q&As
We have assumed that:‘This query relates to the competitive procedure with negotiation under regulation 29 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015,...
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29th Nov

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