Links in the Chain: Recent Trends in Sub-contracting, March 2012


The case of Leander Construction Ltd v Mulalley & Company Ltd [2011] EWHC 3449, heard before the Technology and Construction Court in the United Kingdom, recently considered the question as to whether a sub-contractor is under an implied obligation to a main contractor to proceed ‘regularly and diligently’ with the sub-contract works. The case provides useful guidance as to when a sub-contractor may be liable to a main contractor for losses suffered as a result of the sub-contractor’s delay.

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