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Keep your practice and your projects running effectively while remaining legally compliant. Tap into specialist insight and analysis on contracts and law from NBS.


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12 April 2018 | by

The results of our fourth major survey into construction contracts and related legal issues - the NBS National Construction Contracts and Law Report 2018

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10 October 2016 | by

Retentions have traditionally been imposed to ensure that the contractor properly completes the activities required of them under the contract. We explore how retentions are administered and how they manifest across various forms of contract.

12 September 2017 | by

While primarily arising from a dispute over contract terms and the value of the works, the decision in TRANT ENGINEERING LTD V MOTT MACDONALD LTD  [2017] case is of particular interest as it is the first published case where BIM features substantively.

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01 March 2014 | by

Simon Lewis explores the The BIM Protocol, published by the Construction Industry Council (CIC) in February 2013 and its likely impact on all parties in the supply chain.

01 February 2014 | by

An introduction to The CIOB's Complex Projects Contract 2013 (CPC2013) permits employers to manage their own risks in projects which, by their nature, are sufficiently complicated that they cannot be managed effectively by intuition alone.

01 February 2014 | by

Public procurement is one of the major items of expenditure for purchasing authorities in Europe and an important element of the European Single Market. Here, Roland Finch takes a look at what’s new.

01 February 2014 | by

An introduction to the FIDIC contracts which are reputed as the leading contracts in international engineering and construction projects.

11 December 2013 | by

Part 1 of the programme will deal with the start of the Adjudication, the appointment of the Adjudicator and the Referral Notice and timetable.

11 December 2013 | by

Part 2 of the programme will deal with the responding party’s Response, the Adjudicator’s decision and enforcement.

01 December 2013 | by

A recent surprise ruling found that a collateral contract could be considered a construction contract in certain circumstances. We explore the issue in more detail.

01 October 2013 | by

Partnering, both on single and multiple projects, has delivered exceptional results, but it requires planning and depends on changes in behaviour that many people find challenging.

01 October 2013 | by

We investigate the extent to which good faith obligations might be implied into contracts and whether it's time to reassess traditional thinking on the matter.

01 October 2013 | by

A summary of findings from the NBS National Construction Contracts and Law Survey 2013 and a free download of the full report.

01 October 2013 | by

While closer collaborative working brings a range of benefits, our research suggests there's still much more to be done to spur widespread adoption of such methods.

02 September 2013 | by

To illustrate recent changes in the law we look at two recent high-profile cases in which entire buildings were concealed in an attempt to evade planning control (one behind a wall of straw, the other within a barn).

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