Relational Contracts in Construction Law

Relational Contracts in Construction Law

 Those working in the construction industry will be aware that many standard forms of contract used nationally include obligations that could be commonly interpreted as good faith-type obligations. Examples are most obviously apparent in partnering contracts and in...
Duty of Good Faith in Construction Contracts

Duty of Good Faith in Construction Contracts

What does acting in good faith really mean?The duty of good faith has no universally accepted meaning and what it means in a construction contract will depend on the contract in question and its commercial context. It has been held to entail an obligation to: adhere...
Construction: ‘Pay Now, Argue Later’

Construction: ‘Pay Now, Argue Later’

Needless to say, payments and when they are due are a crucial factor in any construction project but do you know what rights and remedies are available if the paying party has failed to pay on time or either party has failed to follow the correct process for payment...
Retentions in the Construction industry – A concept to be retained?

Retentions in the Construction industry – A concept to be retained?

Retentions have commonly been used in construction projects for a number of years now to provide protection and an element of control to the employer over various aspects of the project, including the rectification of defects. Employers frequently hold back an amount...