Back-To-Back Contracts in Construction - Obligations & Liabilities

Back-To-Back Contracts in Construction - Obligations & Liabilities


15 Jul 2024

3:00 PM ‐ 4:30 PM

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Standard price £320

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Update: Requires no prior subject knowledge
1.5 hours
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Construction projects often involve a complex web of contractual relationships with a multitude of different parties, including employers, contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers, and consultants. As well as funders, purchasers, and tenants.

When a party is taking on liability upstream, it is only natural for them to ensure that they can pass that liability on downstream, so a party further down the supply chain is ultimately responsible. Parties often seek to achieve this by making downstream contracts back-to-back with upstream contracts.

However, where parties seek to pass down obligations which are not appropriate, this can create friction and delays in getting the contract negotiation over the line.

This virtual classroom seminar will consider a range of issues linked to back-to-back contracts and the advantages and disadvantages of different approaches.

What You Will Learn

This live broadcast will cover the following:

  • What obligations is it and is it not appropriate to flow down?
  • To what extent are ‘catch-all’ flow down obligations effective?
  • How do standard forms of contract address this?

Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.