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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note looks at the FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Plant and Design Build 1999, commonly known as the FIDIC Yellow Book 1999.FIDIC...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria Tyson of Corbett & Co 12th Jan
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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 provides an overview of what interim payments are, how the right to be paid (usually by monthly or stage/milestone payments) arises...
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9th Nov
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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 examines the extent to which contractors, sub-contractors and consultants have a duty to warn their employer of inadequacies that...
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9th Nov
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Produced in association with 4 Pump CourtParties to a 'construction contract' have the right to refer any dispute that has crystallised to...
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9th Nov
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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...
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9th Nov
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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...
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9th Nov

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Produced in association with 4 Pump CourtThis Practice Note looks at a party’s entitlement to adjudicate, including how it arises (from a statutory,...
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18th Jan
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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...
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18th Jan
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The nature of construction projects, the contracts agreed and the law surrounding them, means that claims are commonly made by one or more parties....
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18th Jan
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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...
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18th Jan
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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...
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18th Jan
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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...
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18th Jan
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This Practice Note looks at what a warranty'>collateral warranty is, which parties will want collateral warranties on a construction project and why....
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18th Jan
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This Practice Note highlights key differences between the law in Scotland and England from the perspective of an English lawyer practising in the area...
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Produced in partnership with CMS 18th Jan
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The need for legislation in the construction industryThroughout the 1980s and the early 1990s, the construction industry was characterised by...
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18th Jan
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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...
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18th Jan
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NEC terminologyPractitioners who are new to the NEC contracts may find the below explanations of terms used in the NEC ECC useful, as there are many...
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18th Jan
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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...
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18th Jan
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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...
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6th Dec
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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...
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6th Dec
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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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6th Dec
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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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6th Dec
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The following key resources accessed through Lexis®Library (subject to subscription) provide useful information for construction...
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26th Sep
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25th Sep
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