The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 77 (1999) > Issues > Issue 4 > Legal Column. Partnering Agreements
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Legal Column. Partnering Agreements

Partnering is essentially a management approach. Its purpose is to encourage the recognition of shared objectives, open behaviour and the development of new ideas to provide a framework for continuous improvements in productivity and efficiency. Its great benefit lies in its flexibility and in the dynamic nature of the relationship between the parties. This is hardly the stuff of which the formality of legally binding contracts are made. Lawyers enter here at their peril. Peter Long