Leading construction and engineering lawyer Jon Close has released a new book titled A Comparative Guide to Standard Form Construction and Engineering Contracts which can be used as an entry-level guide for anyone involved with the drafting of specific construction or engineering contracts.

Published by Law Brief Publishing, it looks to provide the busy professional with a road map of how to get from desired cost, quality and time outcomes through using the most appropriate procurement route and the most appropriate contractual options available within three of the most well-known standard-form construction and engineering contracts (JCT, NEC and FIDIC).

It will also be a useful aide-memoire for engineers, quantity surveyors, commercial directors, owner-managed businesses and fellow solicitors alike. The book seeks to compare and contrast the standard contractual options to inform commercial decision making which can then be accurately translated into the final draft of the contract.

Utilising Jon’s extensive experience in the industry, this publication seeks to de-mystify some of the art of drafting contracts to make the task seem less daunting, and looks to help people draft better contracts to avoid uncertainty and help mitigate, what are all too often, unnecessary disputes down the line.

The book is now available to purchase from the retailers below and Keystone friends can benefit from a 10% discount if purchasing from Law Brief Publishing by entering cons107 at checkout.