Emcor Drake & Scull Ltd v Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd
Citation: 98 Con LR 1 CA
Nature of case:The Court of Appeal upheld the TCC’s decision that the claimant sub-contractor had only been instructed to carry out works up to a value of £14 million under work orders. In the absence of a formal sub-contract, the defendant’s argument that the sub-contractor had agreed to carry out the whole of the M&E works for the £34.25 million would fail.
See also the TCC decision: Emcor Drake & Scull Ltd v Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd  All ER (D) 81