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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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VAT—the reverse charge for building workThis Practice Note is about the VAT reverse charge for building and construction work, which has applied since...
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Produced in partnership with Martin Scammell 16th Aug
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Construction industry scheme—sub-contractors' obligationsThis Practice Note sets out the obligations imposed by the construction industry scheme (CIS)...
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16th Aug
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Construction industry scheme—contract paymentsThe construction industry scheme (CIS) was devised to limit the amount of tax lost as a result of...
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16th Aug
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VAT treatment of building workThis Practice Note is about the VAT treatment of building work. Specifically, it looks at the types of building work...
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Produced in partnership with Martin Scammell 16th Aug
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Construction industry scheme penaltiesThis Practice Note explains that penalties may be payable for:•failing to:◦submit construction industry scheme...
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16th Aug
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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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16th Aug
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The construction industry scheme—when does it apply?The construction industry scheme (CIS) was devised to limit the amount of tax lost as a result of...
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15th Aug
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Construction industry scheme—contractors' obligationsThis Practice Note details the obligations imposed by the construction industry scheme (CIS)...
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15th Aug
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Structures and buildings allowancesFORTHCOMING CHANGE: Finance Bill 2021–22 will amend the requirements for SBA allowance statements, to include the...
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Produced in partnership with Martin Wilson 15th Aug
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Loss of CIS gross payment status—practical considerations for sub-contractorsOne of the most common reasons for sub-contractors losing their gross...
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15th Aug
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The construction industry scheme in practiceIn practice, a tax lawyer is likely to come across the construction industry scheme (CIS) rules when...
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15th Aug
Q&As
Are there any legislative restrictions against a contracting authority requiring bidders for a public contract to use (and contract with) an...
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Produced in partnership with Brendan Ryan of Pinsent Masons 15th Aug
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On what grounds can a contracting authority refuse a request from a bidder to clarify aspects of a bid already submitted in a public procurement...
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15th Aug
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Is a voluntary transparency notice published in the OJEU? How in practice is this distinguished from the OJEU notices that are published in advance of...
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15th Aug
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Where can I find the financial thresholds relating to EU procurement and how often are they revised?The EU Procurement Directives provide that they...
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15th Aug
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Once a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) has been set up, can the terms originally tendered be varied? If a DPS has been set up without call-off terms,...
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Produced in partnership with Denis Edwards of Normanton Chambers 15th Aug
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Social value and public procurementThe Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 (PS(SV)A 2012) requires contracting authorities to consider how they...
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15th Aug
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What is happening with public procurement reform post Brexit?Review and reform of the domestic public procurement regime, and associated areas of...
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15th Aug
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Transparency in procurement processesPrinciples of transparency and disclosure in relation to public procurementBoth the Treaty on the Functioning on...
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Produced in partnership with Mr Andrew Millross of Anthony Collins Solicitors 15th Aug
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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 15th Aug

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