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Category Archive: JCT Contracts


Extensions of Time and Concurrent Delay

October 5, 2017| Construction Contracts, JCT Contracts, Liquidated Damages

It is common for employers to include clauses in building contracts to the effect that the contractor is not entitled to an extension of time where there is concurrent delay. Until recently, it was not known whether such clauses are … read more

Failure to Give Payment Notices and Pay Less Notices on Time

March 22, 2017| Adjudication, JCT Contracts, Payment

The recent case of Kersfield Developments (Bridge Road) Ltd v Bray and Slaughter Ltd (2017) is one of the latest in a long line of disputes about payment applications becoming due automatically in cases where the paying party has failed … read more

Limiting Liability for Delay under JCT

February 8, 2017| JCT Contracts

It is common practice in construction and engineering contracts for contracting parties to seek to limit their contractual liability. The recent case of McGee Group Limited v Galliford Try Building Limited concerned a main contractor’s attempt to challenge the scope … read more


Requirements for Valid Payment Applications and Pay Less Notices

January 18, 2017| Adjudication, JCT Contracts

There has recently been a wave of disputes between contracting parties about failures to issue payment notices and pay less notices. Paying parties will by now be well aware that failure to serve the correct notices on time can be … read more

The Dangers of Agreeing a Payment Schedule

October 23, 2016| Adjudication, JCT Contracts

Earlier this year, the case of Grove Developments Ltd v Balfour Beatty Regional Construction Ltd attracted a lot of attention when it was held by the court that the contractor had no further entitlement to interim payment following expiry of … read more