Covid-19 Compensation Event clause
Before we knew anything about Covid-19, the effects would be claimable by the Contractor as a compensation event under clause 60.1(19) as a “force majeure” type event. However, we all know about Coronavirus now as a potential future risk, so it is less likely to fall under that category as being a compensation event. That […]
Removal of compensation events as a Z clause
I have seen a run of different amendments recently where Employers are removing some of the reasons that the Contractor can claim a compensation event i.e. deleting some of the reasons in clause 60.1. The Employer is obviously “allowed” to make any changes they want accepting that it will alter the Contractors risk profile […]
Assessing compensation events – which programme should you use?
NEC newsletter 61 Programme article Which programme do you use to assess compensation events? This is a common problem that occurs on projects and is an area that either the contract or the guidance notes could be more definitive in terms of how this should be carried out. This article that was published in edition […]
Think before you Z clause…
The NEC contracts are intended to be concise and where necessary employers can add additions to it or amend the existing conditions to suit their requirements within their organisation or within their industry. Do remember however that the NEC contracts were 8 years in development and now 17 years in existence, during which period the contract […]