More good faith may be what’s needed in the industry but unfortunately it isn’t what we’re getting
Rachel Barnes’ article (O Ye of Little Faith, 5 April, page 41) on good faith was fascinating. In my opinion, her thought that “English law appears to be swimming against the tide” - although I’m sure acurate - shows a misunderstanding of our country’s industry.
The good old days when optimistic ideas of trust and collaboration, like Egan’s “partnering” on projects, are unfortunately long gone. In the current environment it’s dog eat dog and the big dogs are the big contractors. As a subcontractor for 30 years (thankfully now retired) I hear terrible stories from former colleagues still working. More good faith may be what’s needed in the industry but unfortunately it isn’t what we’re getting.
Terry Dicks, Chester