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Produced in association with 4 Pump CourtPrinciples of natural justiceIf an adjudicator breaches the rules of natural justice during the adjudication...
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9th Nov
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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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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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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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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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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 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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This Practice Note looks at Employer’s Requirements (also referred to as ERs) within a building contract. It explains what Employer’s Requirements are...
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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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What is a target cost contract?A target cost contract is a type of cost reimbursable contract under which the contractor is paid the ‘actual cost’...
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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 identifies some of the key differences between adjudication and litigation, arbitration, mediation and expert...
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Produced in partnership with 4 Pump Court 12th Jan
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In December 2017, FIDIC launched the second editions of the Red, Yellow and Silver Book. This Practice Note is an introduction to the FIDIC Silver...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria Tyson of Corbett & Co 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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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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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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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 ZEarly neutral evaluationEarly neutral evaluation is a form of alternative dispute resolution...
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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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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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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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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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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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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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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 LADsSee Liquidated and ascertained damages (LADs or LDs).Late Payment of Commercial Debts...
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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 Named sub-contractorA sub-contractor who is named by the employer in the specification or...
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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 ZABI Model Form of Guarantee BondForm of performance guarantee bond produced by the Association of...
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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 ZD&BSee Design and build below.DBOSee Design, build and operate below.Date for completion/completion...
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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 M&EMechanical and electrical.Main contractorOn a project where some of the work is sub-contracted,...
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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 Taking-Over CertificateThe certificate issued by the Engineer under a FIDIC contract (by 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 ZQuantity surveyor (QS)Person/firm appointed by the employer, also known as a cost consultant. 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 Z X optionsThese are optional clauses in NEC3/NEC4 contracts (known as secondary Options) which deal...
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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 ZBack endContentious/disputes-focussed legal work, for example acting for a party in litigation...
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