Contract is king, even in lockdown

Covid-19 public health measures pose significant issues for the management and administration of construction contracts

26th April, 2020
Contract is king, even in lockdown
Even during lockdown, when an extension of time to complete a project might be assumed, each contract and set of factual circumstances is different and must be considered on its own terms

There is much commentary in the legal press about interpretation of contract clauses and legal doctrines, but such commentary largely poses further questions.

There are few hard and fast factual answers to questions around the effect the Covid-19 crisis and public health measures are posing for the management and administration of construction contracts.

The bottom line is that the “contract is king”. While it might seem that all contractors will surely have a contractual or...

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