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JCT MW 2011 not signed, is it still valid? As the contractor

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Attachment: 2014-10-07_141513_1585_-_inspire_contract.pdf

Attachment: 2014-10-07_141542_1585_-_specification.pdf

JCT MW 2011 not signed, is it still valid? As the contractor we have issued a notice of termination to the client because of their failed planning and extension of the programme by a further 5 months period of no action on site. They are threatening legal and recover losses as a result of our termination of the contract.


Yes, it may still be valid even if not signed, depending onh the conduct of the parties e.g. if you both acted as if it was in force and legally binding on you, then this would mean that the JCT contract was valid.

However, if you are saying that you are unable to carry out the work due to other commitments and the fact that delays have been caused by the employer, then you may justify your termination of the contract on the grounds that it would be impossible for you to do the work due to the delays caused by the employer through no fault of your own.

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