The Contractors Legal Group was set up at the end of 2009. Current members are the National Federation of Builders, the UK Contractors Group, The National Access and Scaffolding Confederation and the Scottish Building Federation, all of whom recognised that there was a need for a unified voice representing the interests of main contractors in the supply chain and that CLG was best placed to provide that service.
The purpose of CLG is to consider, discuss and debate contractual and legal matters of concern to main contractors within the construction industry and to represent their interests in dialogue with government and construction industry bodies. In particular the CLG represents main contractors on the Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) through participation in council meetings and drafting sub committees. It also assesses the wider impact of legislation and other legal and contractual issues affecting main contractors taking steps to make its views known where appropriate with the aim of influencing outcomes..
The CLG is committed to fair risk allocation and payment throughout the supply chain and will work with other organisations, whether within JCT or otherwise, to achieve that. Examples of the workload undertaken by CLG, apart from its regular input into JCT, include representing main contractors on:-
- Changes to the Scheme for Construction Contracts;
- The ongoing development of the OGC Fair Payment Charter; and
- Discussions with the RICS on the New Rules of Measurement.
- Drafting and publication of contracts considered to fill gaps within standard forms currently available
There executive members of the CLG meet four times per year (although its members also contribute significantly to other industry bodies). Members are either appointed by the four Trade Associations or co-opted for their specialist knowledge and experience. The CLG has appointed officers and a Director (who services and advises the Group), as follows:-
Chairman: Nick Walden (NFB), Walden & Son (Henley) Ltd
Vice Chairman: Keith Waddington (UKCG), G & J Seddon Ltd
Director: John Bradley, Reynolds Colman Bradley LLP
The CLG also welcomes applications for membership by other organisations with similar aims.
Contact: John Bradley
Direct line: 0207 220 4730