Commentary

10 The Crown and government departments

BUILDING AND ENGINEERING vol 5
| Commentary

10 The Crown and government departments

| Commentary

3: SPECIAL PARTIES

10 The Crown and government departments

The extent to which the Crown can be bound by contract is governed by the Crown Proceedings Act 1947 which also lays down the procedure for the enforcement of such contracts. In general a construction contract entered into on behalf of a government department is enforceable by and against that department1. Such contracts are, with certain exceptions, subject to European Union controls2.

To continue reading
View the latest version of this document, as well as thousands of others like it, sign in to LexisLibrary or register for a free trial