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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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NEC and JCT contracts comparedThis Practice Note examines some of the key areas where the NEC3 and NEC4 standard form construction contracts take a...
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11th Aug
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NEC4 contracts—what’s changed? [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note summarises the...
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11th Aug
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How much can a contractor claim from the employer if it suspends the works for non-payment?In short, there is no formula or rule for determining the...
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11th Aug
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Under the JCT and NEC contracts, is the contractor entitled to an extension of time if construction works are delayed due to the impact of coronavirus...
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Produced in partnership with Julie Morrisey of Clyde and Co 31st Jul
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Is there any case law or guidance on claiming damages (including loss of profit) in a defects claim where the parties are using an NEC contract?When...
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31st Jul
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Is there any case law or guidance on what is meant by ‘civil commotion’ in the context of force majeure clauses in an NEC contract?Force majeure is...
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31st Jul
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Which standard form construction contracts are available on LexisNexis?Reference copies of the following contracts are available on LexisNexis as...
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31st Jul
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NEC contracts—compensation event regimeThis Practice Note considers compensation events in the NEC3 and NEC4 contracts, the occurrence of which may...
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30th Jul
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NEC contracts—variationsThis Practice Note looks at how variations are dealt with under the NEC Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC). For a...
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30th Jul
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NEC contracts—Multiparty Collaboration (Option X12)This Practice Note looks at Option X12 of the NEC3 and NEC4 contracts, entitled ‘Multiparty...
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30th Jul
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NEC contracts—which form?This Practice Note is an introduction to the forms of contract in the NEC suites of contracts—NEC3 and NEC4—and looks at the...
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30th Jul
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NEC contracts—risk managementThe NEC3 and NEC4 contracts encourage an ongoing, proactive approach to the monitoring and management of risks, and...
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30th Jul
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NEC contracts—designSome suites of construction contracts include separate forms of contract to be used where the contractor is to take responsibility...
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30th Jul
Precedents
STOP PRESS: The NEC4 suite of contracts was published in June 2017. See Precedent: NEC4—Z clauses. This document contains a number of...
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26th Sep
Precedents
This document contains a number of suggested amendments and additional clauses which can be used together or individually, as required,...
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26th Sep

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