Construction law basics

Construction law basics guidance:

The nature of construction projects, the contracts agreed and the law surrounding them, means that claims are commonly made by one or more parties. This Practice Note...

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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 parties and to...

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This Practice Note provides an introductory guide to construction disputes, aimed at trainee solicitors and others who are new to construction disputes. It looks at the...

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This is an introductory guide to construction law. It is aimed at trainee solicitors and others who are new to construction as a practice area. The guide focuses on the...

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The following key resources accessed through Lexis®Library (subject to subscription) provide useful information for construction practitioners: Commentaries • Emden’s...

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Produced in association with 4 Pump Court Abbreviations used in this Practice Note: • HGCRA 1996—Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 • LDEDCA...

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To view or download in PDF format, click the link below: Design and build procurement contract structure

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The need for legislation in the construction industry Throughout the 1980s and the early 1990s, the construction industry was characterised by inefficiencies, disputes...

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NEC terminology Practitioners who are new to the NEC contracts may find the below explanations of terms used in the NEC ECC useful, as there are many terms used in these...

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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 consultants...

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This Practice Note compares the pricing structures most commonly used in construction contracts. It considers lump sum, remeasurement, prime cost and target cost...

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This is an example of the structure that a development project may take. The documents and structure involved in any particular project will depend on which parties are...

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This Practice Note considers the status of the programme in a construction contract, what difference it makes if the programme is a contract document and the approach of...

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Produced in association with 4 Pump Court This Practice Note looks at the entitlement to adjudicate, including how it arises (from a statutory, contractual and/or ad hoc...

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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 construction projects, there...

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To view or download in PDF format, click the link below: Traditional procurement diagram Close

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It is a general principle of contract law that only a person who is a party to a contract can bring a claim under that contract. This is known as the doctrine of privity...

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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 addition, omission, or...

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