Construction Contracts (JCT, NEC4)

With top tips on contract management and post-Grenfell issues


Theme: Drafting Commercial Contracts

8 January 2019, 9.30am registration (9.45am start) – 1.00pm (followed by lunch) Geldards Nottingham


Presented by Anthony Collins

Course overview

This training will appeal to lawyers and project managers. It looks at the full suite of JCT 2016 contracts and considers when to use each of the most-used forms as well as introducing NEC 4 suite of contracts and considering in overview how the NEC way of delivering projects differs. This will be followed by a session delivering top tips for contract management as well as post-Grenfell issues to consider.

The sessions will use practical examples and will be interactive to allow for discussion.

Suitable audience:

Lawyers with basic experience in using construction contracts and other officers involved in compiling or managing works contracts or contracts for maintenance and repairs.

Overview and topics to be covered include:

• Choosing the correct form of JCT 2016 contract
• Introducing the NEC 4 suite of contracts
• Practical tips on contract management
• Post-Grenfell issues to consider

There will be an opportunity for questions throughout.

Interactive elements

The session will include a discussion forum and case studies.

Duration: Half a day (3 training hours) including lunch


This course will cover:

A Ethics professionalism and judgement
B Technical legal practice
B2 Legal research
B4 Draft documents
B5 Advocacy
B6 Negotiation
C Working with other people
C1 Communicate clearly and effectively
D Managing themselves and their own work

Presenter profiles:

Andrew Lancaster is a Partner at Anthony Collins Solicitors in our construction and public procurement team operating within the local government sector. He is a specialist in helping clients to manage construction management issues and how to keep disputes to a minimum.

Beulah Allaway is an Associate at Anthony Collins Solicitors. Beulah specialises in construction and procurement advice to local government, housing, education and social business sectors. Beulah provides legal advice on drafting construction and repairs contracts whilst supporting clients with regard to challengeable construction defects; assisting in high value procurement exercises.

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