Liability of Subcontractors

  • Michael F. James
Part of the Macmillan Building and Surveying Series book series (BASS)


Under the traditional form of contracting in the construction industry, initially one contractor, known as the main contractor, is engaged to construct the whole of the works. However, it is usual for the majority of the work on a substantial construction contract to be carried out by a large number of (specialist) subcontractors. The subject of this chapter is the duties and liabilities of these subcontractors and the liability of the main contractor for their work.


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© Michael F. James 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael F. James
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  1. 1.University of SurreyUK

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