3 August 2022

Revisiting termination: When to stick or twist? – Richard Spring writes for the Property Law Journal

Construction Senior Associate, Richard Spring, has written for the Property Law Journal, about the options available to those who are not happy with the performance of their contractor.

This article was first published in Property Law Journal 399 (July/August 2022) and is also available on lawjournals.co.uk.

“What of a contractor who, put simply, is just not performing? What options are available to an employer who believes its contractor is not holding up its end of the bargain?”

The article gives consideration to the intricacies of terminating a contract’s engagement and providing practical advice on how to safely exercise this inherently risky enterprise.

Spring describes how “a thorough, detailed analysis of the events surrounding the contractor’s non-performance, possibly with expert opinion, should be undertaken to ascertain whether the contractor has indeed failed to proceed regularly and diligently with the works before any decision to terminate is taken.”

He concludes by offering 10 key considerations to note when considering terminating a contractor’s engagement.

The full article can be read here.

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