Preparation of Construction Contracts

Congratulations on getting to a stage where you can put a construction contract into place. You have worked hard to get to this point, so now is the time to ensure that you have a contract which accurately reflects the agreement made, capturing what is to be done, when and how, and covering the obligations that each party has and how the various risks have been allocated between them.

After all, the old adage “prevention is better than cure” could never more accurately be applied than to the construction industry.

Too often parties sign a contract, leave it in the drawer until there is a dispute, then take it out to discover that what the contract actually says does not accurately reflect what they believed they were signing up to. Huge problems can be avoided by taking steps to ensure that the contract accurately reflects what the parties actually agreed.

How we can help

We can help you avoid these problems. We have assisted in the negotiation and amendment of construction contracts for multi-million pound projects. We provide assistance to employers, contractors and sub-contractors and have many years' experience of what can go wrong and are therefore perfectly positioned to help you identify and avoid unnecessary risks.

Every year, changes in the industry mean that there are new risks for employers, contractors and sub-contractors. As we see so many different contracts, we are well-placed to advise on the type of contract you should use or are currently using, and the inherent risks of it and any amendments to it.

The proper preparation and analysis of contract documents, programmes, tenders, and warranties, together with the advice that we can provide throughout the process, ensure that your chances of successfully completing a project are significantly increased.

Our services

We provide a variety of services. For example:

  • We can assist in preparing contracts based on standard forms, such as those published by the JCT and NEC.
  • We can advise you on the risks posed by amendments proposed by the other party.
  • We can draft amendments to ensure that the standard form contracts suit what has in fact been agreed.
  • In addition we can draft bespoke contract conditions to suit you, either as a one-off or for you to use on an ongoing basis.

Free initial enquiry

All initial enquiries from new clients are completely free of charge so please contact us by phone, email or using our contact form for a free initial consultation to discuss how we can help you, to ensure that your construction contracts are set up properly.