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Construction Contracts Part 1 – Who is party to the contract?

Published on 11 October 2021. By Paul Smylie, Associate and Alan Stone, Partner and Tom Green, Partner

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It may at first sight appear difficult to imagine a scenario where works are performed and paid for but it is not clear who the parties to the contract are. Common sense would suggest that is simply the person or company who performs the work and the person or company who pays for it. However, it is not always readily discernible who those parties are, for example because payment is being made by a person or company who is not obtaining the benefit of the works or because a different party appears to be giving directions under the contract.

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