JCT official guidance on Covid-19

26 April, 2020

JCT paper on Covid-19 and JCT Contracts. Guidance from the authors of JCT contracts prepared by a past chair of JCT (Joint Contracts Tribunal).


Extension of time

loss and expense

Relevant Events


Relevant Matter

Contractors and clients have obligations in this respect, notwithstanding their respective contractual positions but, naturally, they will also want to understand their respective positions under the JCT contract which they have executed. It is essential that the parties to the contract and their advisors communicate openly as to how the project is to be dealt with and, wherever possible, agree a way forward within the parameters of the contract.


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