If you have a tender you need assistance with or you simply need some amendments to any construction contracts, we can assist by providing you with a full set of amendments at a fixed price. We also will get this done very quickly as our experience in this field shows in the speed at which we produce quality documents.
Although no special contract formalities are required, it is normal practice to use standard-form contracts such as, in the UK, the JCT form. In order to expedite dispute resolution, standard forms have often provided for arbitration by a “board of arbitration” or professional arbitrator, although many now offer a choice between arbitration and litigation. Construction law has been affected by the requirements in public contracts, which include surety bonds and other procedures. In private contracts, the requirements are negotiated between the parties. As of 1998, the principles of construction law were “well established”. Remedies for breach of contract are the same as in the ordinary law, and include damages, repudiation, rescission, and specific performance.
In the UK, specific requirements relating to payments and adjudication provisions were introduced by the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 and were subsequently amended in Part 8 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act. These requirements are generally known as the Construction Act requirements. The requirements set out certain minimum provisions which must be included in any construction contract (as defined within the Act) and failure to comply with these requirements will cause the relevant provisions to be deleted and compliant provisions to be inserted in their place, which can lead to unexpected consequences for unsuspecting parties to a construction contract.
We provide advice in the UK on construction projects through Prospect Law.