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COVID-19: Construction Contract Implications

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April 8, 2020 | Construction Site Information

COVID-19: Construction Contract Implications

One of the largest areas of concern for developers is the rights and remedies available under construction contracts and, in particular, whether COVID-19 can give rise to an extension of time to completion, claims for associated loss and expense or for termination. JCT have provided guidance on the impact of COVID-19 on ongoing projects and addressing contractual issues on projects in England and Wales, that use various types of JCT contracts:

COVID-19 and JCT Contracts

We have also highlighted below some links to guidance produced by a range of legal firms:

Taylor Wessing: Coronavirus: Infectious Disease Outbreaks and Construction Projects

Mischon De Reya: COVID-19 Managing active construction sites

Addleshaw Goddard: Coronavirus – Construction and Engineering Contracts – Delay & Expense

Hogan Lovells: Coronavirus as a contractual force majeure event: A simple checklist