On Tuesday 26th June 2018, our specialist construction legal team will be hosting a breakfast workshop in Central London, to help subcontractors negotiate fairer contract terms when they work with the giants of the industry.
While UK construction companies typically issue standard contracts based on JCT templates when they’re appointing subcontractors, these are often supplemented by a ‘Schedule of Amendments’ that tips the balance of risk in their own favour, placing subcontractors at unnecessary risk.
Devised by large, well-resourced teams of in-house lawyers, these schedules often include disproportionate penalties for project delays, fitness for purpose clauses, unreasonable payment terms, the right to change the scope of the work at any time, and inflexible terms around the build specification.
Our workshop – that will be lead by Arianne King, managing partner, and Carl Asser, head of non-contentious construction – will help subcontractors identify the clauses that could endanger their business operations. It will also provide some useful pointers about how to negotiate contracts that are fair to both parties.
When: 9:00am to 11:00am, Tuesday 26th June 2018
Where: Central London Hotel
Who’s it for: This workshop is ideal for subcontractors or contractors with annual revenues of up to £50m
How to sign up: Please email Georgia Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org) to reserve a place or if you have any questions.