The Law and Management of Building Subcontracts

The Law and Management of Building Subcontracts

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There are probably 20-25 subcontracts entered into for every major building contract. However, despite this, there are relatively few books that discuss the problems particular to the subcontract relationship between main contracts and their subcontractors. This book examines the main issues that lead to disputes between contractors and subcontractors, identifies relevant law, including decisions of the courts, and also provides a view as to how other issues might be decided. The second edition has been extensively revised to cover all the 2005 JCT subcontracts and works contracts, and recent case law. Four new chapters have been added on subcontractors selected by thrid parties; organisation of the subcontract; sub-subcontracts; and works contracts under management contracting arrangements. It draws on the authora€™s extensive experience of managing building subcontracts, as well as his involvement in handling over 130 adjudications.It is not required that the contractor consider all of the proposed subcontractors; the contractor is free to eliminate any at the tender stage. ... during the period from when it receives the subcontractora#39;s offer, which will form a basis for the contractora#39;s offer to the employer, until ... In accepting the obligation to use a specified subcontractor, the contractor takes on risks that may not exist where either it carriesanbsp;...

Title:The Law and Management of Building Subcontracts
Author:John McGuinness
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2008-04-15


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