Author: Rebecca Mercieca

A contract of works between a contractor and his clients/employers need not be in writing to be valid; however, a clear contract in writing undoubtedly serves its part in avoiding conflict between masons and their clients when things turn sour. In a case decided last week, the court delved into the do’s and don’ts when terminating a contract of works, whether it is in writing or not. The plaintiffs (clients) engaged the defendant (contractor) to carry out construction works in their Salini property. The parties had initially agreed that works had to be finalised by August 2017. They had agreed…

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