COLLABORATIVE WORKING AND UK CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS
To what extent do standard forms of Construction Contracts Support Collaborative Working?
A seminar by
MSt(Cantab) MSc(Lond) MCIArb Barrister TECBAR Adjudicator
This talk is based on research carried out and supervised as part of the IDBE Master's programme at the University of Cambridge (Departments of Engineering and Architecture) and will explore:
· What does collaborative working really mean and to what extent it is supported by standard forms of construction contracts in the UK such as NEC3, JCT and PPC2000?
· Does collaborative working in the construction industry require contractually binding arrangements?
· What contractual mechanisms are included in standard forms of construction contracts to encourage collaborative working?
· What is the view of the English Courts when relationships breakdown in collaborative/partnering type contractual arrangements?
Charles Edwards is a practising barrister, an accredited TECBAR Adjudicator and an accredited TECBAR Dispute Board Member. Charles has over 19 years’ experience in the construction industry, has a Master’s in Construction Law and Arbitration from King’s College London and a Master’s degree from the University of Cambridge (Departments of Engineering and Architecture. Charles’s practice at the Bar has a particular emphasis on all forms of private dispute resolution in connection with construction and commercial disputes.