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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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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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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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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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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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Brexit impact—public procurement: The UK public procurement regime derives from EU public procurement laws, and is therefore impacted by the UK’s...
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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 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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Parties in a construction projectThis Practice Note identifies the key parties involved in most construction projects (including the employer, the...
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15th May
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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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15th May
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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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15th May
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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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15th May
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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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15th 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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15th May
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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 15th May
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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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15th May
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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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15th May
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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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15th May
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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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15th May
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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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15th May
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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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15th May
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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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15th May
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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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15th May
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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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15th May
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It is not strictly necessary to include the hard copy of the Joint Contract Tribunal (JCT) contract (or indeed any published construction contract)...
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15th Feb
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What are prelims?‘Preliminaries’ in a construction contract, or ‘prelims’, is typically taken to mean the section in the bills of quantities which...
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15th Feb
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