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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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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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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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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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What is the relevance of the Base Date in the JCT Design and Build Contract?The Base Date is relevant in respect of a number of clauses in the JCT...
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19th May
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Interim payments in construction contractsThis Practice Note provides an overview of what interim payments are, how the right to be paid (usually by...
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19th May
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MF/1 Rev 6 (2014)Originally called 'Model Form A', 'MF/1' comprises Conditions of Contract for the design, supply and installation of electrical,...
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Produced in partnership with Penningtons Manches and Sarah Fox 19th May
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Time at large in construction contractsThis Practice Note examines the concept of ‘time at large’ in relation to the completion of works under a...
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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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Early use and partial possessionTaking occupation before practical completionThe default position in most building contracts is that the contractor is...
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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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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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Extensions of time under construction contractsThis Practice Note examines the circumstances in which a construction contract might entitle a...
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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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Duty to warnThis Practice Note examines the extent to which contractors, sub-contractors and consultants have a duty to warn their employer of...
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19th May

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Best value in public procurementIP COMPLETION DAY: The Brexit transition period ended at 11pm on 31 December 2020. At this time (referred to in UK law...
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Produced in partnership with Gatehouse Chambers 22nd Sep
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EU procurement—applicabilityThe EU public procurement regime is derived from a series of directives that are subsequently ratified by each EU Member...
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Produced in partnership with Frederico Singarajah of Gatehouse Chambers 21st Sep
Q&As
Could the exemption under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, SI 2015/102, reg 12(7) be applied to a public sector collaboration agreement which...
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21st Sep
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EU public procurement case trackerIP COMPLETION DAY: The Brexit transition period ended at 11pm on 31 December 2020. At this time (referred to in UK...
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Introduction to public contracts procurementBrexit impact—public procurementThe UK public procurement regime derives from EU public procurement laws,...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Calder of DAC Beachcroft 21st Sep
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Invitation to participate in dialogue—competitive dialogue procedure[Insert name of contracting authority]Tender for [Insert name of Procurement...
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Produced in partnership with Browne Jacobson 17th Sep
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IR35—off-payroll workers—practical considerations for the fee-payerThe off-payroll IR35 regime broadly applies where:•from 6 April 2017, a public...
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17th Sep
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IR35—off-payroll workers—practical considerations for the end clientThe off-payroll IR35 regime broadly applies where:•from 6 April 2017, a public...
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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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Is there a general, implied or common law obligation on a bidder in a tender exercise to act in good faith or with candour when submitting a bid?In...
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Liability for independent contractorsRemaining liable for acts and omissions of contractorsCommercial entities often delegate obligations or services...
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EU procurement thresholdsThis subtopic sets out the relevant materials with reference to the thresholds values set out in the EU procurement...
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Produced in partnership with Michael Winder of Brabners LLP and Frederico Singarajah of Gatehouse Chambers 7th Sep
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The principles of EU procurementThis subtopic discusses the mais principles that govern the rules for public procurement in the EU.Procurement in the...
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Produced in partnership with Frederico Singarajah of Gatehouse Chambers 7th Sep
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Late payment penalties—PAYE, NICs and construction industry schemeThis Practice Note is about the penalty regime in the Finance Act 2009 (FA 2009) for...
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Produced in partnership with Philip Rutherford 6th Sep
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UK public procurement case trackerIP COMPLETION DAY: The Brexit transition period ended at 11pm on 31 December 2020. At this time (referred to in UK...
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Public Contracts Regulations 2015—key steps and common proceduresIP COMPLETION DAY: The Brexit transition period ended at 11pm on 31 December 2020. At...
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Produced in partnership with Gatehouse Chambers 2nd Sep
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The US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Bribery Act 2010 comparedBackground to the Foreign Corrupt Practices ActThe US Foreign Corrupt...
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