The 'ABC' of the new JCT

03 October 2012

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM


The Big Sleep Hotel, Wellington Street, Cheltenham GL50 1XZ


The new JCT 2011 contracts, reflecting the changes to the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 introduced by the equally inelegantly named Local democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009, are the topic for this practical and informative seminar.

What are the changes? How do they impact on practice? What are the obligations (and risks) of the profession with regard to drafting contracts? Through presentation, case studies and exercises, our speakers will give an informative and entertaining guide to the 2011 JCT edition, focusing on the design and build and minor works forms and the different approaches to commercial and domestic projects.

Unsure of the impact of the Bribery Act 2010? Don't know what a Tolent clause is? Or uncertain about the difference between the various dispute resolution options and the adjudication rules that apply in the JCT contracts? This is the course for you.

Delegates will be invited to join in and contribute their first-hand experience to a discussion on the new contracts, identifying common issues for the speakers to address.

Speakers: Jan Grimshaw, Davies & Partners

After running her own construction law firm for some years, Jan, specialist in construction law, has recently returned to commercial practice as a senior solicitor at Davies & Partners. She is currently involved in several major developments, working with the new JCT contracts and bespoke warranties, professional appointments and novation deeds. Simon Pressdee, Davies & Partners, specialises in dispute resolution and in the last few years has focused increasingly on construction sector disputes, ranging from domestic disputes in the County Court to multi-party Technology and Construction Court litigation. Simon is an enthusiastic supporter of alternative dispute resolution, in particular mediation. He is well equipped therefore to talk on the issues that cause most problems and how careful contract drafting can minimise the risk of disputes.


RIBA/CIAT Members - £55 + VAT (£66)
Non-Members - £80 + VAT (£96)
RIBA Student Members - £15 + VAT (£18)
20% discount for CPD Core Programme and City CPD Club ticket holders:
RIBA/CIAT Members - £44 + VAT (£52.80)
Non-Members - £64 + VAT (£76.80)
RIBA Student Members - £12 + VAT (£14.40)


Michelle Taylor
0844 800 2767


RIBA South West

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