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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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The right to adjudicateProduced in association with 4 Pump CourtThis Practice Note looks at a party’s entitlement to adjudicate, including how it...
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22nd Aug
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Administration of construction contractsIntroductionThis Practice Note sets out how contracts are typically administered on construction projects. It...
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20th Aug
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Introduction to the HGCRA 1996The need for legislation in the construction industryThroughout the 1980s and the early 1990s, the construction industry...
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11th Aug
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Construction law—new starter guideThis is an introductory guide to construction law. It is aimed at trainee solicitors and others who are new to...
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11th Aug
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What are collateral warranties?This Practice Note looks at what a warranty'>collateral warranty is, which parties will want collateral warranties on a...
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11th Aug
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The contractor's programmeThis Practice Note considers the status of the programme in a construction contract, what difference it makes if the...
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11th Aug
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Third party interests in construction projectsIn a construction project, the contractor’s contractual relationship under the building contract is only...
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11th Aug
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NEC contracts—glossaryNEC terminologyPractitioners who are new to the NEC contracts may find the below explanations of terms used in the NEC ECC...
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11th Aug
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Common claims under construction contracts The nature of construction projects, the contracts agreed and the law surrounding them, means that claims...
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11th Aug
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Key differences between Scots law and English law for construction lawyersThis Practice Note highlights key differences between the law in Scotland...
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Produced in partnership with CMS 11th Aug
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Construction disputes—new starter guideThis Practice Note provides an introductory guide to construction disputes, aimed at trainee solicitors and...
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11th Aug
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What are preliminaries in a construction contract?What are prelims?‘Preliminaries’ in a construction contract, or ‘prelims’, is typically taken to...
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31st Jul
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Should I include hard copies of conditions in Joint Contracts Tribunal agreements or can I just refer to them?It is not strictly necessary to include...
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31st Jul
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What is a variation on a construction project?A variation (sometimes referred to as a change) is an alteration to the scope of work originally...
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30th Jul
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Construction contract documentsIn most cases, a construction contract will incorporate a number of documents that all work together to set out the...
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30th Jul
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Pricing structures in construction contractsThis Practice Note compares the pricing structures most commonly used in construction contracts. It...
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30th Jul
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Construction resources in Lexis®LibraryThe following key resources accessed through Lexis®Library (subject to subscription) provide useful information...
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30th Jul
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Parties in a construction projectThis Practice Note identifies the key parties involved in most construction projects (including the employer, the...
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30th Jul
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