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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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The Public Private Partnership (PPP) models are a popular way for governments to involve private investment, expertise and risk in procuring...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria McGie 12th Jan
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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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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZFacilities managementFacilities management contracting is essentially a commercial services...
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8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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A 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 works to be carried...
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8th Apr
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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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31st Mar
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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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23rd Mar
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A 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 beneficiary, by which the...
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10th Mar
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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 9th Mar
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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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