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7th Edition

Galbraith's Construction and Land Management Law for Students

ISBN 9780367465186
Published September 4, 2020 by Routledge
386 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Ideal for students taking law modules on construction, surveying, real estate, planning and civil engineering courses, Galbraith’s Construction and Land Management Law for Students is an excellent overview of the key legal issues in the built environment.

Clearly written and with wide ranging coverage of key legal principles, this textbook highlights the need for students on built environment related courses to access information on how the law relates to their profession, without getting into the heavy detail of the full-scale legal texts. Chapters provide the background to the English legal system before covering key topics such as contract law, tort, health and safety, land law, planning, landlord and tenant, dispute resolution and employment law.

All chapters in this seventh edition have been updated with new case law along with statutory and regulatory changes. The improvements include:

  • A new chapter on environmental law
  • An explanation of the new UK/EU relationship following Brexit
  • Details of current JCT 2016 and NEC4 construction contracts
  • Changes to landlords’ requirements on letting property
  • The Consumer Rights Act 2015
  • The Localism Act 2011
  • The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015

Table of Contents

1. The Nature of Law 

Carrie de Silva

2. The United Kingdom and the European Union

Jennifer Charlson

3. Dispute Resolution

Jennifer Charlson

4. Central and Local Government

Carrie de Silva

5. Business Organizations

Carrie de Silva

6. The Law of Contract

Carrie de Silva

7. Special Contracts

Jennifer Charlson

8.  Construction Contracts

Jennifer Charlson

9. Employment Law

Stephen Hardy

10. The Law of Tort

Carrie de Silva

11. Health and Safety

Carrie de Silva

12. Land Law

Jill Dickinson

13. Landlord and Tenant

Mark Simcock

14. Planning Law

Emma Pierce-Jenkins

15. Highways

Carrie de Silva

16. Building Regulations

Jennifer Charlson

17. Environmental Law

Jennifer Charlson

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Carrie de Silva is a Principal Lecturer in Law and Taxation at Harper Adams University, UK and a director and trainer with BlueBox Partners Limited. She has taught on RICS accredited courses, predominantly for rural practice, for two decades and delivers CPD, specialising in civil and criminal liability for financial loss or personal injury, and small business taxation. She is a trustee of the British Federation of Women Graduates Scholarships Trust. She has written case books on Negligent Valuation, and Health and Safety, and a Short History of Agricultural Education and Research. Current research interests include conditional exemption for capital taxes and early women in the professions.

Jennifer Charlson is qualified as a Chartered Engineer and Solicitor with an MBA. She is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Architecture and Built Environment School at the University of Wolverhampton. She is a Joint Co-ordinator of the CIB (International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction) W113 Law and Dispute Resolution Working Commission and a Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Institution of Civil Engineers’ international journal: Management Procurement and Law.