The Minor Works Contract is the most widely used of the JCT forms of contract, not
only for simple, short contracts of moderate price, for which it is intended, but
also for much larger projects for which it is often not suited at all. As a result,
contractual difficulties can arise, and despite the form's simplicity an understanding
of the legal background to the form is essential. This book explains the practical
applications of the form from the point of view of the employer, architect and contractor.
It provides a straightforward explanation of the legal aspects of the form supported
by flow charts, tables and sample letters.
The fourth edition has been substantially revised to take account of the revised
2005 contract for minor works (MW), as well as the completely new form catering for
those instances when the contractor undertakes some design work as well as construction
There is some new terminology in the contracts and the clauses have been substantially
reorganised and reworded. Contract particulars and schedules have been added. Account
has been taken of some 30 new cases and of the 2004 editions of the RIBA terms of