I wholeheartedly agree with Paul Hyett's article (aj 24.9.98) in which he criticised the complexity of the jct contract. The Association of Consultant Architects took this view when jct 80 was first published, and produced its own form of contract way back in 1982. It is simple and user-friendly.
The aca contract was given a very good write-up on pages 56 and 57 of aj 3.9.98. Perhaps Paul Hyett could look at the aca Contract and give us his views.