249. Relationship between sub-contractors.

249.     Relationship between sub-contractors.

There is no contractual relationship between two or more sub-contractors of the same main contractor, whether the sub-contractors are nominated or not1. However, two sub-contractors can be held jointly liable in tort for injuries suffered by a third party even if the third party is an employee of one of the sub-contractors2. Similarly a sub-contractor liable in respect of any damage suffered by another can claim contribution from another sub-contractor who is liable in respect of the same damage if both are or could be held to be tortfeasors, or if