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Category Archive: NEC3 Contracts

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 – Key Changes

February 24, 2015| Construction, Construction Contracts, JCT Contracts, NEC3 Contracts

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (“CDM 2015”) come into force on 6 April 2015. With effect from that date, the current Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 (“CDM 2007”) are being repealed and will no longer apply. It … read more


NEC3: Compensation Events and the Time Bar

September 23, 2014| NEC3 Contracts, Professional Consultants

It is widely known that the NEC3 compensation event process includes a requirement for compensation events to be notified within a specific timescale, failing which, entitlement to the compensation event in question is lost. However, the important exception to this … read more


Order of Precedence Clauses – Do You Need Them?

July 11, 2014| Construction Contracts, JCT Contracts, NEC3 Contracts

Construction and engineering projects are often complex, so it is inevitable that construction and engineering contracts will include a number of different documents setting out the requirements and specifications for the project. These contract documents will often run into hundreds … read more


Managing Compensation Events – Practical Tips

May 19, 2014| NEC3 Contracts

Although the NEC3 suite of contracts is pitched as being simple and easy to understand, the NEC3 compensation event process is detailed, procedurally complex and full of potential traps for unwary Contractors. Properly managing the compensation event process requires considerable … read more


NEC3 – 5 Common Amendments

September 3, 2013| Construction Contracts, NEC3 Contracts

With their popular ethos of flexibility, simplicity and clarity, NEC3 contracts are featuring more and more on construction projects around the UK. However, for the most part, NEC3 contracts are not as comprehensively written as other standard forms of construction … read more