JCT Contracts Specialist JCT contracts solicitors in Milton Keynes
Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) contracts are a popular way of outlining the responsibilities of the parties involved in a construction project, setting out the basis of what is expected of them.
The JCT provides a suite of standard construction contracts that are widely used by those in the industry. We act for employers, contractors, sub-contractors and members of the professional team when negotiating JCT contracts as well as dealing with disputes that may arise.
Agreeing a JCT contract
While a JCT contract is in a standard form, details of each contract will need to be added. In many cases the terms of the JCT contract itself will need to be amended. Our construction team can negotiate on your behalf to ensure that the terms and conditions that are agreed protect your interests as far as possible.
We will ensure that the document adequately details what is expected of each party, to minimise the risk of disagreements and misunderstanding.
The importance of taking legal advice before signing a JCT contract
Construction contracts are notoriously complex, with substantial scope for disputes to arise, especially if they do not accurately reflect the agreement that the parties intended to enter.
An expert construction solicitor will be able to advise you on the legal liabilities and risks that you are taking on and help ensure that these legal risks are explained to you. If you ask us to represent you, we will work with you and other members of your team to ensure that your requirements are accurately stated. That way each party is clear on the services and payments to be provided and at what stage they are triggered. The contract will also include details of how any disputes will be resolved, which can help minimise the likelihood of costly legal proceedings in the future.
Our JCT contracts services
Our construction team have in-depth expertise in the sector and can advise you across a range of contracts issues, including the following:
- Drafting JCT contracts – including amending their standard terms to suit your requirements
- Advising on the contents of the contract – to ensure you understand the implications of signing
- Negotiating the legal details of the contract, such as timeframes, and liquidated and ascertained damages – putting the right framework in place for your project
- Standard JCT contracts
- JCT design and build contracts
- JCT minor works contracts
- Associated sub-contracts, appointments, warranties and third party rights
At Heald Solicitors, our experienced JCT contracts solicitors will work with you to understand your needs and ensure that the contracts you enter into are tailored to your legal requirements while also helping to protect your interests.
While our office is in Milton Keynes, we regularly work with clients throughout England and Wales, often remotely, meaning that you can expect the same expert legal advice and excellent client care wherever you are located.
If you wish to talk to an expert JCT contracts solicitor, please get in touch with our legal expert Caroline Wilton.01908 662 277
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