CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS AND COVID-19: Three practical steps to protect your legal position and minimise future disputes7 April 2020 By Sam Moss
All parties involved in construction projects – contractors, employers, subcontractors, and suppliers – should be mindful that their actions or inaction now could have a significant impact on their legal position once the COVID-19 crisis subsides. Magnanimous expressions of solidarity and understanding by contractual counterparties may be quickly forgotten when the dust settles and lawyers are brought in to allocate responsibility for the consequences of the crisis.
Parties should consider what steps they can take right now to minimise their exposure, and ensure they are on a sound legal footing when the time comes.
We set out below three practical steps parties on construction projects should be taking to preserve their rights in respect of COVID-19 fallout, and minimise the risk of future disputes.
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