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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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Construction Glossary—TA 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 Taking-Over CertificateThe certificate issued by the Engineer under a FIDIC...
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Construction Glossary—BA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZBack endContentious/disputes-focussed legal work, for example acting for a...
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Construction Glossary—OIP COMPLETION DAY: The Brexit transition period ended at 11pm on 31 December 2020. At this time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP...
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11th Aug
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Construction Glossary—IA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZICCThis can refer to the Infrastructure Conditions of Contract (see below)...
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Construction Glossary—PA 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 Parent company guarantee (PCG)A contract between a parent company and a...
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Construction Glossary—YA 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...
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Construction Glossary—SA 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 Schedule of amendmentsA set of amendments to a standard form contract...
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Construction Glossary—AA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZABI Model Form of Guarantee BondForm of performance guarantee bond produced...
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Construction Glossary—CA 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 Call-offThe practice, under a framework agreement, of instructing specific...
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Construction Glossary—VA 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...
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Construction Glossary—RA 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...
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