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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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 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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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...
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Produced in partnership with James Bowling of 4 Pump Court 12th Jan
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If a party is said to have ‘design liability’, it means that it bears legal responsibility for all or part of the design of a construction/engineering...
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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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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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29th Jan
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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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