JCT To Celebrate Launch of JCT 2024 Edition at Parliamentary Reception

At its annual Construction Industry Parliamentary Reception JCT will be celebrating the launch of the latest edition of its contracts, JCT 2024, and saying thank you to some of the many people in the industry whose contribution has made it possible. JCT 2024 launched in April, with the release of the first contract family from the edition, the JCT Design and Build Contract. An Online Launch Event, which took place on 1 May, introduced contract users and the wider industry to the main changes within…

JCT Announces Release Schedule for Minor Works 2024

JCT has announced that the 2024 Edition of the Minor Works Building Contract family will be released on 15 May 2024. The documents that will be included as part of the release are: Minor Works Building Contract 2024 (MW 2024) Minor Works Building Contract with contractor’s design 2024 (MWD 2024) Minor Works Sub-Contract with sub-contractor’s design 2024 (MWSub/D 2024) Minor Works Building Contract 2024 Tracked Change Document (MW 2024 Tracked) (available in hardcopy only) Minor Works Building Contract with contractor’s design 2024 Tracked Change Document…

JCT Releases Design and Build Contract 2024

JCT has announced the release of all contracts from the Design and Build Contract family as part of the launch of its 2024 Edition of contracts. Design and Build 2024 contracts are available to purchase from JCT’s online store (www.jctltd.co.uk), and are available in hardcopy, JCT On Demand digital, and via the JCT Construct digital subscription service. The 2024 Edition of the Design and Build Contract family includes: Design and Build Contract (DB 2024) Design and Build Contract Guide (DB/G 2024) Design and Build Sub-Contract…

JCT Announces Release of 2024 Edition of Contracts

JCT has announced that the release of its 2024 Edition of Contracts, which will launch with the Design and Build family of contracts, will take place on 17 April 2024. An online launch event, which will give an overview of JCT 2024 and explain the main changes and features of the new edition, will take place in conjunction with Building Magazine on 1 May 2024. The Design and Build 2024 Contracts will be made available simultaneously across all platforms – hardcopy, JCT On Demand digital,…

Take Care When Unleashing “The Terminator” – Simon Tolson Gives The JCT Povey Lecture 2023

The risks associated with incorrectly terminating a construction contract are such that record numbers tuned in to view Simon Tolson’s vital update for the construction industry in his JCT Povey Lecture, on Wednesday, 22 November 2023. In his presentation entitled “The Terminator”, Simon Tolson, senior partner, Fenwick Elliott LLP, examined some of the key issues surrounding termination, including describing what factors must be considered when seeking termination, how to navigate the process correctly – with careful thinking and preparation, and what happens when things go…

JCT Contract Administration Model Forms for SBC, DB, and IC Released

JCT has launched new Construction Administration Model Forms for use with the 2016 edition of its Standard Building Contract, Design and Build Contract, and Intermediate Building Contract families. The digital PDF packs, available to purchase online through JCT’s On Demand digital service, provide a series of template forms to assist with the administration of a JCT contract and a construction project. This latest release follows the launch earlier in 2023 of the Contract Administration Model Forms for the JCT Home Owner and JCT Minor Works…

JCT Young Professionals Group Partner With CIOB And RICS For First Joint Event

JCT’s Young Professional Group (YPG) are to host their first joint networking event in partnership with members of the Chartered Institute of Building’s (CIOB) Tomorrow’s Leaders, and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ (RICS) Matrics UK. The event, taking place on 26 October at RICS headquarters in London, will be the first time that JCT’s YPG has joined with peer groups from professional bodies across the construction industry. The event will be an opportunity for members from the three groups to meet informally, discuss ideas…

JCT Povey Lecture 2023 To Host ‘The Terminator’

Simon Tolson, senior partner at Fenwick Elliot LLP, will give the JCT Povey Lecture 2023, entitled ‘The Terminator’, on Wednesday, 22 November 2023. The presentation will discuss the latest case law, developments, and legal issues surrounding the termination of construction contracts. Termination is a powerful and definitive device that discharges all unperformed primary obligations under the contract yet to accrue and ends the contractual relationship, often instantaneously. Profound commercial and financial consequences for the parties can ensue. This can be acute for the defaulting party….

JCT Training Courses For Autumn 2023 Launched

JCT has announced new dates for the autumn series of its training courses. The courses, scheduled for September and October 2023, include a range of in-person and online courses focusing on individual contract families within the JCT 2016 Edition of Contracts. Since its launch in 2018, JCT Training has provided courses on a range of JCT contracts and contract related issues. Delivered by JCT experts, all either present or past members of the JCT Council or JCT Drafting Sub-Committee (responsible for drafting each edition of…

JCT Chair Continues For Second Term

JCT has announced that its chair, Karen Kirkham, has been re-appointed for a second term, extending her tenure to February 2027. Karen Kirkham, who is a construction lawyer at BDB Pitmans LLP, was appointed JCT chair in March 2021, and is the first woman to hold the post. Her first term has seen the launch of a number of new JCT products and services, including the Dispute Adjudication Board Documentation 2021, the 2021 Home Owner Contracts, Project Bank Account Documentation 2022, and most recently, the…