JCT Contracts


Our specialist team of construction and engineering solicitors can help advise you on all aspects of JCT Contracts, including any disputes that may arise.

Construction and engineering projects come in many shapes and sizes. Projects are usually complex in nature and therefore often involve detailed negotiations and consideration of the contract, at all stages up to completion and beyond.

We have the knowledge and expertise to provide the full range of legal advice in relation to negotiating, drafting and dispute resolution of construction contracts.

Free Initial Discussion

For a free initial discussion and a no-obligation quote, get in touch with us today by simply calling us on +44 (0) 203 909 9590 or email us at contactus@ridgemont.co and a member of our commercial construction team will get back to you.

The Purpose of JCT Contracts

JCT Contracts are a standard form of contract with the purpose of facilitating the process of construction projects. These contracts assist the construction industry in three main ways:

  • They minimise the transaction costs of entering into a contract because it is provided for the clients in a standard form.
  • Similarly, this also reduces the time spent on creating a contract, ensuring that projects can proceed in a timely manner with reassurance that the contracts are commonly used by other construction professionals.
  • They provide benchmark provisions in standard form contracts, thereby assisting clients who wish to create their own contract but are not sure what mandatory provisions to put in place.

JCT contracts act as a platform for the construction industry to assist in reaching timely and cost-effective contracts that meet the required standard of provisions for construction contracts. However, despite these benefits, there are many problems that can arise in relying on standard contracts without seeking expert legal advice.

Disputes

If a dispute arises either during the project or after its completion, we are able to provide expert advice and assistance. In the first instance it is wise to try and resolve matters by negotiation wherever possible, however, sometimes disputes cannot be avoided. The choice of legal proceedings will typically depend on the terms of the relevant contract. Each matter will be extensively examined, and our recommendations will depend on the most advantageous assessment of the situation.

Why Choose us

Our style is to be proactive and work with you and other advisers to achieve your objectives. Our depth and breadth of expertise enable us to add value by making sure contracts and agreements are dealt with in the most robust manner.

We aim to work with you to help to deliver your projects successfully and efficiently and to resolve disputes as swiftly as possible. Whether you want general advice or strong action, we have the knowledge and experience to help you in the most effective way.

We are able to clearly explain the legal issues and provide you with expert advice in your specific circumstances.

For a free initial discussion and a no-obligation quote, get in touch with us today by simply calling us on +44 (0) 203 909 9590 or email us at contactus@ridgemont.co and a member of our commercial construction team will get back to you.

We specialise in construction law and real estate matters and have an excellent reputation across the country. We can assist wherever you are in the based and have offices in central London.