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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 looks at the SBCC (Scottish Building Contract Committee) standard forms of contract and the key differences between them and the...
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Produced in partnership with MacRoberts LLP 12th Jan
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This Practice Note explains what liquidated and ascertained damages (LADs/LDs) are and their purpose in a building contract. It considers the...
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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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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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It is standard practice in construction projects for the contractor, key sub-contractors and consultants (referred to in this Practice Note as...
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9th Nov
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A variation (sometimes referred to as a change) is an alteration to the scope of work originally specified in the contract, whether by way of an...
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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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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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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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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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This Practice Note considers the meaning and nature of the prevention principle and its relevance to delay claims in construction projects. It also...
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Produced in partnership with Tim James Seal 12th Jan
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This Practice Note examines the concept of ‘time at large’ in relation to the completion of works under a construction contract, including what time...
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9th Nov
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Practical completion marks the end of the construction period of a project, when the works are 'finished' and the employer can occupy and/or use them....
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9th Nov
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The Public Private Partnership (PPP) models are a popular way for governments to involve private investment, expertise and risk in procuring...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria McGie 12th Jan
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This Practice Note examines why parties involved in a construction project may enter into an escrow agreement (or escrow deed) to set up an escrow...
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9th Nov

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Overview of the NEC Supply Short ContractThe NEC Supply Short Contract, as the name suggests, is a concise form of contract for the supply of goods...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note identifies key considerations within the NEC3 and NEC4 contracts, looks at how the NEC suite differs from other standard forms and...
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8th Apr
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This article appears as originally published in Construction Law on 1 October...
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8th Apr
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The NEC Professional Service Contract (PSC) is a long form consultant appointment published as part of the NEC suite of contracts. The NEC4 suite of...
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8th Apr
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NEC terminologyPractitioners who are new to the NEC contracts may find the below explanations of terms used in the NEC ECC useful, as there are many...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note looks at how variations are dealt with under the NEC Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC). For a more general discussion on...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note looks at how payments are made and how the contract price is calculated under the NEC Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC)....
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31st Mar
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The NEC contracts contain detailed provisions for termination, setting out the grounds on which the parties may terminate and the consequences thereof...
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Produced in partnership with DAC Beachcroft 15th Mar
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In short, there is no formula or rule for determining the amount that a contractor can claim from the employer if it suspends the works. Any amount...
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15th Feb
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Reference copies of the following contracts are available on LexisNexis as PDFs:•JCT contracts—the following suites, along with associated guides and...
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15th Feb
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A contractor may be entitled to an extension of time due to coronavirus where, for example:•labour supply is affected•material supplies are delayed by...
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Produced in partnership with Julie Morrisey of Clyde and Co 15th Feb
Precedents
ARCHIVED: This Precedent has been archived and is not maintained.[Stop press: The NEC4 suite of contracts was published in June 2017. See Precedent:...
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14th Feb
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When determining what damages an employer may claim, it is necessary to consider general principles regarding damages. As set out in Practice Note:...
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6th Dec
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Force majeure is used to describe an event that occurs which is beyond the control of the parties, and which prevents them from fulfilling their...
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6th Dec
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
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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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