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By VOLOCO LLP, Mar 29 2019 03:37PM

You may believe that if a Nominated Sub-Contractor is in breach of contract, a Contractor would automatically be entitled to loss and expense.


However, although the Employer may have made arrangements with the Sub-Contractor, it would only be in relation to the initial order detailing who was to be the nominated Sub-Contractor, not a direction in relation to the matters which called in the provision for compensation for loss and expense. As the contract between the Contractor and the Sub-Contractor is separate to the main contract, the Employer cannot be responsible for the breach of a contract they are not party to.


By VOLOCO LLP, Feb 28 2019 07:23AM

Letters of Intent (LOI’s) are widely used in the construction industry, but the legal status of a LOI is not always clear and often misunderstood. This article seeks to identify and briefly explain what the 3 types of LOI’s are, the risk and issues that can occur and how to address them. If you are intending to issue a LOI or might be asked to sign one, this is a good starting point to enhance your understanding and reduce the risks.


By VOLOCO LLP, Feb 28 2019 07:18AM

A risk assessment is simply a careful examination of what, could cause harm to people, to enable precautions to be taken to prevent injury and ill-health. A risk assessment is an important step in protecting workers, as well as complying with the law. It helps focus on the risks that really matter in the workplace (the ones with the potential to cause real harm). Workers and others have a right to be protected from harm caused by a failure to take reasonable control measures.


We are soon to be launching an innovative Contractor Support service aimed at providing advice and support to individuals and companies who may be experiencing challenges or with growth and improvement ambitions.

 

VOLOCO LLP are developing an online portal providing access to a range of procedures, guidance and forms, learning tools, access to remote online and telephone support and face-to-face consultant time with one of our team.

 

If this is something that you feel would benefit you or your business and want to find out more, please get in touch by email or telephone.

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