Taylor Woodrow (the defendant/first Part 20 claimant/third Part 20 defendant) was engaged to carry out improvement works to sewage treatment works owned by Yorkshire (the claimant). Taylor claimed to have appointed Biwater (the second Part 20 defendant/third Part 20 claimant/third Part 20 defendant) as its subcontractor on the terms set out in the Biwater Model Form of Conditions of Subcontract for Process Plants, December 1997, Rev 0 (the "Yellow Book Subcontract").
Biwater alleged that no contract had been entered into between it and Taylor.
*Full case details Yorkshire Water Services Ltd vs (1) Taylor Woodrow Construction Northern Limited (2) Biwater Treatment Ltd (3) Elga Ltd 16th May 2003, TCC, HHJ Forbes
The issue was whether, and if so on what express terms, a contract was concluded between Taylor (as main contractor) and Biwater (as subcontractor) for certain improvements works to the sewerage treatment plant owned by Yorkshire. Yorkshire played no part in this proceeding.