| Commentary

6 Management contracts

| Commentary

6 Management contracts

One alternative, now waning in popularity, has been to appoint a ‘management contractor’, whose only role is to manage, co-ordinate and supervise the work of the numerous specialists by whom the whole of the construction work is carried out. These specialists are employed as sub-contractors to the main or management contractor1, but the latter has the benefit of a wide exemption from responsibility to the employer for sub-contractor defaults2. This exemption will operate provided that the management contractor is not also in breach of his duty to manage and supervise the works3

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