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The JCT Pre-Construction Services Agreement was launched in 2008. A revised edition was published in 2011 to incorporate the amendments to the Housing...
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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 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 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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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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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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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 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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Practical completion marks the end of the construction period of a project, when the works are 'finished' and the employer can occupy and/or use them....
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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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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 Glossary—YA 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...
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15th May
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Construction Glossary—JA 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 of building contracts, which are...
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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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Construction Glossary—UA 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...
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Construction Glossary—EA 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...
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Construction Glossary—TA 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...
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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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Introduction to construction law—training materialsThese training materials contain template PowerPoint slides and associated notes for use by a...
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15th May
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Assignment and novation in construction projects—training materialsThese training materials contain template PowerPoint slides and associated notes...
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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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Letters of intent—training materialsThese training materials contain template PowerPoint slides and associated notes for use by a trainer when...
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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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Construction Glossary—PA 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 Parent company guarantee (PCG)A contract between a parent company and a...
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15th May
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Construction Glossary—SA 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 Schedule of amendmentsA set of amendments to a standard form contract...
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15th May
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Construction Glossary—WA 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 W optionsThese are the clauses in NEC3/NEC4 contracts concerning dispute...
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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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Construction Glossary—OIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into...
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15th May
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Construction Glossary—IA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZICCThis can refer to the Infrastructure Conditions of Contract (see below)...
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15th May
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Construction Glossary—CA 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 Call-offThe practice, under a framework agreement, of instructing specific...
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