Paul D. Begg
The legal content of partnering arrangements in the construction industry.
Begg, Paul D.
Successive reports into the construction industry have increasingly emphasised the importance of developing relationships based on trust between the contracting parties. This has led to the development of the co-operative arrangement called ˜partnering in construction contracts. There is, however, minimal industry guidance on what expectations the parties can have of the judicial interpretation of partnering arrangements containing references to relational concepts such as trust, co-operation, openness, etc where the relationship breaks down and parties have relied on it, perhaps to their detriment. This interpretation is relevant to the allocation of commercial liabilities between the parties and therefore represents a commercial risk to them. This paper examines the likely current attitude of the courts in England and Scotland to the various forms of the relationship covered by the term ˜partnering in construction contracts.
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Dec 31, 2003|
|Journal||Scottish law and practice quarterly|
|Publisher||Bloomsbury Publishing (T and T Clark)|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Institution Citation||BEGG, P.D. 2003. The legal content of partnering arrangements in the construction industry. Scottish law and practice quarterly, 8(3), pages 179-196.|
|Keywords||Partnering agreements; Construction industry; Construction law; Construction contracts|
BEGG 2003 The legal content of partnering