To ensure that projects remain viable and achievable, the power to vary the terms of, or the scope of works under, construction contracts can be essential for developers, particularly in times of political and economic uncertainty. But what is the difference between variations to and variations under a construction contract? Although the two concepts are easily confused, the distinction is very important given the significant differences in the implementation and outcome of each.
We are pleased to share with you a podcast hosted by Herbert Smith Freehills’ Construction & Infrastructure Group which explores what is meant by each of these two types of “variations” and some of the practical and legal points which may arise. The episode can be found on iTunes, Spotify and SoundCloud.
This episode is accompanied by a checklist which sets out some of the key matters to be considered when dealing with or implementing variations to and/or under a construction contract. The checklist can be viewed and downloaded here.
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