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Three new forms of professional services contract have been published in the early months of 2017, by the ACE, the IChemE and FIDIC. All seek to promote collaborative ways of working, as Tom Pemberton of Beale & Company Solicitors LLP explains.
The key drivers behind the new forms include changing working methods resulting from technological change
They reflect widespread acceptance that a more collaborative basis of contracting is needed in construction
The three standard form issuing bodies are concerned to protect interests of their members in the engineering professions by, for example, including key liability protections
The article considers a number of points of comparison between the three new forms, including in relation to flexibility, intellectual property rights, collaborative working and good faith, standard of care, and limitation of liability
In what promises to be a busy year for the standard form issuing bodies, the first off the block has been the publication of no less than three forms of professional services contract in the early months of 2017. The forms in question are the ACE Professional Services Agreement (ACE PSA 2017), the IChemE Professional Services Contract (the IChemE Silver Book,
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