It will come as little surprise to many that subcontractors are often forced to deal with head contractors who are larger and in a more powerful bargaining position than what the subcontractor is themselves.

Nor is it surprising that some subcontractors who find themselves in such positions feel a sense of hesitation when it comes to enforcing their rights with regard to payment under Security of Payment law. With that in mind, a proposal to make it unlawful for a head contractor to attempt…