For most good contracts, the client starts with the most basic positions and adapts the contract to the complexity of the project. While the relevant principles relating to the prescription of legal actions for contractual and criminal claims are well regulated, the right to contributions and compensation often raises difficult questions, as shown in the recent case of RG Carter Building vs Kier Business Services. RG Carter had built a school science block on Kier`s design. Shortcomings subsequently arose, so that the ultimate client, Lincolnshire Council, commenced arbitration proceedings. Negotiations started at the end of March 2015 and an agreement was reached on 29 June 2015. (i) the evaluation of the proposed criteria, principles and methods of design or evaluation. . . .