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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 examines the purpose and content of the schedule of services that will usually be appended to a consultant’s appointment entered...
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9th Nov
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What is a letter of intent?Letters of intent are used in construction and engineering projects to allow the employer to mobilise a contractor before...
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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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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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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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This Practice Note examines some of the key areas where the NEC3 and NEC4 standard form construction contracts take a different approach to the JCT...
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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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The JCT Pre-Construction Services Agreement was launched in 2008. A revised edition was published in 2011 to incorporate the amendments to the Housing...
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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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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 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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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZHard FMFacilities management (FM) contracting is essentially a commercial services contract...
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The nature of construction projects, the contracts agreed and the law surrounding them, means that claims are commonly made by one or more parties....
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These training materials contain template PowerPoint slides and associated notes for use by a trainer when providing an introduction to construction...
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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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8th Apr
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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Y optionsThese are optional clauses in NEC3/NEC4 contracts (known as secondary options). Option...
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8th Apr
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In a construction project, the contractor’s contractual relationship under the building contract is only with the employer. However, in most...
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8th Apr
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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZGC WorksA family of construction contracts issued by the government (by what was then the...
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8th Apr
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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZValuationThis normally refers to the process of valuing the work that has been carried out (by a...
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8th Apr
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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Key dateThis phrase is sometimes used in a construction contract to describe a date by which an...
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8th Apr
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In most cases, a construction contract will incorporate a number of documents that all work together to set out the obligations and liabilities of the...
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8th Apr
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These training materials contain template PowerPoint slides and associated notes for use by a trainer when providing an introduction to construction...
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8th Apr
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8th Apr
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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Z clausesThese are bespoke clauses, or amendments to the standard form clauses, added to NEC3/NEC4...
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8th Apr
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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZUnforeseen ground conditionsGround conditions which may affect the works (in terms of cost or time)...
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8th Apr
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These training materials contain template PowerPoint slides and associated notes for use by a trainer when providing a training session on collateral...
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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZJCT contractsThe most popular standard form o...
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8th Apr
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The following key resources accessed through Lexis®Library (subject to subscription) provide useful information for construction...
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8th Apr
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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Referral NoticeOnce a Notice of Adjudication has been given, and a person has been appointed to...
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