JCT 2024 Edition of Contracts Online Launch Event

1 May 2024, 11:00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.

On Wednesday, 1 May, JCT will be hosting an online launch event for the JCT 2024 Edition of Contracts.

The latest update to the suite includes a number of improvements to modernise and streamline the documents, provide future proofing, reflect the latest legislative changes, and introduce a new contract family.

In this session our panel of experts from the JCT Drafting Sub-Committee will take us through the changes to the suite, providing more detail on key clauses, new features, and particular areas that contract users need to look out for.

This special video presentation is an important update for all those involved in the contracting process within the industry.

This online event will be taking place in conjunction with Building Magazine. To register, visit the following link: https://www.workcast.com/register?cpak=8039861727242440&referrer=Email

Featuring the following speakers:


Victoria Peckett
chair, JCT Drafting Sub-Committee
partner, Clyde & Co LLP

Victoria Peckett is a partner in the Clyde & Co London office and joined the firm in 2022. She advises a wide cross-section of the construction and engineering industry on the drafting and negotiation of complex construction contracts for a broad range of projects both international and domestic. She has experience of working with most of the main suites of contract including JCT, FIDIC and NEC as well as working with bespoke contracts. She also has extensive experience of assisting clients with the resolution of disputes (both before and after the commencement of proceedings), including through adjudication, DABs, arbitration, litigation and mediation. Victoria also chairs the JCT Drafting Sub-Committee. She is regularly ranked as a leading lawyer in directories such as Legal 500, Chambers and Who’s Who Legal, as well as being named as a Stand Out Lawyer in the Thomson Reuters annual lists.


John Riches
vice-chair, JCT Drafting Sub-Committee
arbitrator, adjudicator, quantity surveyor, Henry Cooper Consulting Limited

John Riches is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and Chartered Builder with more than 40 years’ experience in the construction industry and dispute resolution. He formed and owns Henry Cooper Consultants with a wide remit of consultancy services to the construction industry. Presently he acts as Arbitrator, Mediator and Adjudicator. He is an Arbitrator on the RICS Arbitration Panel acting both in the UK and overseas.  He has carried out approximately 550 Adjudications, ranging from £5000 to £32m and covering value, liability, loss and/or expense, damages and quality. John is a member of the JCT Board and Council, and vice-chair of the JCT Drafting Sub-Committee. He also chaired JCT’s Payment Review Working Group.


Ben Patton
member, JCT Drafting Sub-Committee
partner, Ashurst LLP



Sarah Elliott
member, JCT Drafting Sub-Committee
partner, Wedlake Bell LLP

Sarah Elliott leads the Wedlake Bell Construction Team, advising a wide range of clients on complex development schemes ranging from five star hotels, large Build to Rent (BTR) and affordable housing developments to high end residential projects for both developers and ultra-high net worth individuals. In addition, she acts on complex office and life science matters.

Most recently Sarah has focused on guiding clients through the implications of the Building Safety Act (BSA) and is advising at the cutting edge of this important regulatory area. Sarah provides commentary for Lexis PSL in her capacity as Editorial Board member and is a member of the JCT Drafting Sub-Committee, responsible for producing the widely used JCT suites of contracts.