I was rather surprised to read your comment “Neanderthal Man no longer roams the sites of the land, terrorising small contractors with the assistance of fine legal minds” (16 July, page 3). My job for the past 10 years has been to defend my employer (a subcontractor) against precisely that. And guess what? I am as busy as ever!

You greatly overestimate the effect of the Latham report. The leopard doesn’t change its spots. Just watch what happens when things start to go wrong on a (supposedly) partnering site.

Derek Oliver, regional construction manager, Otis