It is not unheard of for works to commence on site prior to a construction contract, or even a letter of intent, being entered into or even where such a contract exists, where that contract has not been signed by either one or both of the parties.  The risks are obvious.

It is important that you understand all of the documentation that is necessary as part of the procurement process.  This course will explain in simple terms the documents that are required, aside from a construction contract.

Payment disputes are a familiar story in the construction sector.  It is crucial that Employers, Contractors and Sub-Contractors have a thorough understanding of the complex contractual and statutory frameworks governing payment.

The small claims court process can provide a quick and cost-effective means of resolving very low value construction disputes.  You need to be aware of the procedural rules and process to ensure that your claim or defence is successful.

This resource pack will enable you to confidently initiate simply, low value legal claims without incurring legal fees. The pack includes professionally produced, captioned videos and PDFs that will walk you through the legal process and provide you with clarity as to what you need to do at each stage of the proceedings.

Standard form contracts provide a sound basis for parties in the construction sector to contract.  However, parties should be conscious of the risks and limitations associated with those contracts and ensure that they are carefully reviewed and amended to the specific requirements of a development.