Beware contractual limitations to extension of time entitlements
Bespoke amendments to extension of time provisions in construction contracts are commonly incorporated in order to limit a contractor’s eligibility and entitlement. In the recent case of North Midland Building Limited v Cyden Homes Limited  EWHC 2414 (TCC) the Court has decided that a clause seeking to exclude a contractor’s entitlement to an extension of time in respect of periods of…
You Should Switch to JCT 2016 Now
You should now switch your main contracts, or your sub-contracts if you are a contractor, to the 2016 editions now.
Securing Release of Retention
It is industry recognised that 50% of retention is released at practical completion, (although when practical completion is achieved is, in itself, a separate hot topic). However, when agreeing contract terms, little attention is paid to when the remaining 50% retention is released.
New JCT 2016 edition Suite of Contracts
The Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) has now released the full suite of 2016 edition contracts including the Standard and Design and Build Contracts and their associated Sub-Contracts, the Intermediate Building Contract family and the Minor Works contracts, together with the 2016 edition of its Collateral Warranty documents.