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Ask the Expert: Construction contracts are a burden and a bore: how can we change that?

Published: 08 Nov 2019 Average Rating: 4.3 / 5 Print
 

Author: Sarah Fox

The UK Construction industry depends on standard forms contracts to manage its projects. Yet the average length of the legal contents of one of these standard forms is over 50,000 words, after the inevitable schedule of changes (or 'butchering' according to one subcontractor) by lawyers.

 

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