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Scott Schedules are often very useful in construction disputes. They help to identify the key issues between the parties, and to set out for the judge in a single document a summary of the parties’ rival cases on an item-by-item basis.
The need for a Scott Schedule in construction cases arises because the parties’ disputes are often factually very complex. It can be confusing and time-consuming to move back and forth between the parties’ rival (and often very long) statements of case in order to compare what each of them says about a particular item. A Scott Schedule is designed to provide a single-source document setting out the rival cases.
Scott Schedules are typically used to compare the parties’ respective positions in:
final account/valuation disputes
Scott Schedules derive their name from one of the early Official Referees sitting in what is now the Technology and Construction Court (TCC).
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