Construction Law

In construction, knowing the law is only part of the challenge. It’s also important to see things from a commercial perspective and understand the connection between the agreements you’re advising on and what happens on the ground – knowing when to push a point or let it go and enabling you to give your clients advice that they can work with. From design to build and beyond.

LexisPSL Construction understands and reflects the way construction lawyers work in practice. Our clear, concise practice notes, written by our in-house lawyers and external authors, give you a no-nonsense, practical insight, in just a few pages, to help you to understand difficult or unfamiliar areas of construction law. Plus, you can follow direct links to relevant legislation, case law and commentary including the consolidated Construction Act (and other key acts), Construction Law Reports, Construction Law (journal) and Emdens Construction Law.

You’ll also find up-to-date and accurate precedents, flowcharts that help you understand the whole process, checklists to make sure you don’t miss a step and news updates that help you to stay on top of the latest developments in construction law and in the industry.

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This Practice Note looks at some of the key considerations that may need to be taken into account when a party to a construction contract is...
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4th May
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What are prohibited or deleterious materials?Most building contracts, sub-contracts, consultants’ appointments and collateral warranties will include...
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4th May
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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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4th May
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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This Practice Note explores the use of pre-construction services agreements (PCSAs) which are typically used in two-stage tendering.Construction...
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4th May
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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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4th May
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A retention bond is a particular form of performance bond usually written as an 'on demand' instrument. This Practice Note examines:•the nature of...
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Produced in partnership with Kennedys 4th May
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Overview of the NEC Supply ContractThe NEC Supply Contract, or ‘SC’, is part of the NEC3 and NEC4 suites of contracts (see Practice Note: NEC...
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4th May
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This Practice Note considers the obligation for contractors and consultants providing services under construction contracts to exercise reasonable...
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4th May
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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 Red Book...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria Tyson of Corbett & Co 4th May
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The NEC Professional Service Contract (PSC) is a long form consultant appointment published as part of the NEC suite of contracts. The NEC4 suite of...
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4th May
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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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4th May
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Produced in association with 4 Pump CourtA Notice of Adjudication is the first step in commencing an adjudication. This Practice Note sets out what to...
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4th May
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This Practice Note examines agreements entered into under sections 38 and 278 of the Highways Act 1980, considering the obligations they impose and,...
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4th May
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This Practice Note looks at how variations are dealt with under the main forms of JCT contract. For a wider discussion on variations, including...
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4th May
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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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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The requirements to obtain an EPC before a property is sold or let can be difficult to satisfy when social distancing measures...
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29th 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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29th Jan
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This Practice Note sets out when and how parties can seek to limit or exclude liability for misrepresentations by reference to section 3 of the...
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28th Jan
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This Practice Note is about the VAT reverse charge for building and construction work, which applies from 1 March 2021.The charge was originally...
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Produced in partnership with Martin Scammell 28th Jan
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This horizon scanner, formerly known as the ‘Construction future developments tracker’, identifies key upcoming changes relevant to construction...
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28th Jan
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This Practice Note sets out the changes to the Civil Procedure Rules set out in The Civil Procedure Rules 1998 (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019,...
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28th Jan
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Ohringer, Barrister, Cloisters 28th Jan
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With thanks to other contributors from Shearman & Sterling LLP offices in Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, New York, Paris, Rome and...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Powell of Shearman & Sterling 28th Jan
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This Practice Note considers key actual and potential legal and practical consequences of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU (Brexit) for arbitration law...
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28th Jan
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The Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 (LPCD(I)A 1998, or the Act) creates rights for businesses (and organisations in the public...
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28th Jan
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This Practice Note explains what is meant by applicable law, also known as governing law, proper law or the choice of law ie the law used to determine...
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28th Jan
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This Practice Note considers causation and remoteness in professional negligence claims, encompassing the ‘but for’ test (considered in Kuwait Airways...
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28th Jan
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In most torts, where a defendant breaches their duty towards the claimant, they are only liable if the claimant can establish that the breach in...
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Produced in partnership with Laurence Page of Hardwicke Chambers 28th Jan
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This Practice Note considers the standard of care in professional negligence claims, originally formulated in Bolam v Friern Hospital as being that of...
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28th Jan
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This Practice Note explains the implications of IP completion day in relation to contract breach and remedies. The implementation period put in place...
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28th Jan
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. The UK and EU’s specific proposals for dealing with the enforcement of judgments...
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27th Jan
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. The UK and EU’s specific proposals for dealing with jurisdiction of disputes...
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27th Jan
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. The UK and EU’s specific proposals for transitional arrangements on applicable...
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27th Jan

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