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Van Oord v Dragados: the Inner House dredge up good faith from Aberdeen harbour.

Christie, David S.

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Abstract

At £350m and the 'largest marine infrastructure project in the UK', the work to extend Aberdeen Harbour is a significant but somewhat troubled project, due for completion in 2022. The original main contractor, Dragados, had (reportedly) had difficulties and left the project in Summer 2021. That did not end their involvement, as litigation about the scope of subcontracted dredging works was subject to a decision of the Inner House in October 2021. The case examines the role of an express term of the building contract which requires the parties to act 'in a spirit of mutual trust and cooperation' and the way in which that interacts with the idea of good faith.

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CHRISTIE, D.S. 2022. Van Oord v Dragados: the Inner House dredge up good faith from Aberdeen harbour. Edinburgh law review [online], 26(2), pages 268-273. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3366/elr.2022.0768

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Feb 10, 2022
Online Publication Date May 31, 2022
Publication Date May 31, 2022
Deposit Date Feb 11, 2022
Publicly Available Date May 20, 2022
Journal Edinburgh law review
Print ISSN 1364-9809
Electronic ISSN 1755-1692
Publisher Edinburgh University Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 26
Issue 2
Pages 268-273
DOI https://doi.org/10.3366/elr.2022.0768
Keywords Aberdeen harbour; Litigation; Building contact; Subcontracting; Breach of contract; Construction contracts; New engineering contract (NEC); Mutual trust
Public URL https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/1592357

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