Ferbrache & Farrell LLP has worked in conjunction with the Guernsey Construction Industry Forum (CIF) and other stakeholders in the preparation of a new minor works template construction contract for use by the local construction industry and its clients.
The contract will be available to download free of charge for anybody involved in a suitable construction project, along with a comprehensive set of guidance notes to ensure that it is fully understood by all parties.
Commenting on its release, managing partner Alastair Hargreaves said: “We are delighted to have been able to offer our legal expertise to CIF, and which will serve to benefit the community as a whole. This project is a testament to our commitment to doing whatever we can to assist Guernsey industry and the island generally.”
Partner Martin Jones, head of dispute resolution, added: “All too often, we see situations where disputes have arisen which may have been avoided if the parties to a contract had been clear as to their respective obligations at the outset. It is hoped that use of this standard form will become commonplace and will help to give the parties to such contracts the clarity and certainty they need.”