Switch or ab initio novation – a review of the principles and the liability issues for consultantsOctober 2008
Rachel Barnes' article “Assignment and Novation – as they affect Consulting Engineers” dated February 2003 dealt with the general principles. Since then, the debate in the construction industry has focused on the “switch” and “ab initio” forms. This review provides a guide to these two forms and their liability implications for consultants.
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