NEC ECC: Missing data from Contract Data

If both Employer and Contractor have signed an NEC 2 Contract with ‘N/A’ filled in next to both the Contract Starting Date and the Contract Completion Date (because both dates were already past when the Employer first issued the Contract for signing), is time ‘at large’?

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My - and John Rayner’s - initial thoughts on this would be that time would be ‘at large’. I.e. providing the Contractor demonstrated reasonable progress on the contract, there was no enforceable contractual Completion Date.

Rob Horne - a respected NEC lawyer - said “Correct, anytime there is no completion date through operation of law, contract or choice of parties, time to complete will be reasonable, ie at large”.