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3rd Edition

Law in Practice
The RIBA Legal Handbook

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ISBN 9781859466728
Published November 7, 2019 by RIBA Publishing
368 Pages

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Book Description

Intensely practical and clearly written, Law in Practice is the definitive jargon-free, professional guide to the law as it relates to a construction project. Addressing all the fundamental issues of contemporary English construction law, it allows architects to make sound judgements, avoid disputes, and run projects on a safer basis. The 3rd edition is now fully up-to-date with all recent changes including CDM 2015, BIM, the 2016 JCT contract suite and the new RIBA Professional Services Contracts.

Table of Contents

1. General principles of English construction law  2. The laws of contract and tort  3. Professional appointments generally  4. Standard forms of professional appointment  5. Bespoke professional appointment wording  6. Collateral warranties, third party rights and Inovation  7. The architect’s role within a construction project  8. The role of the architect in relation to the building contract  9. Professional indemnity insurance  10. Disciplinary proceedings and dispute resolution

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John Wevill is one of the leading construction lawyers in the country. He has over 15 years’ experience advising consultants, developers, funders, insurers, contractors and sub-contractors in relation to all major standard form appointments, contracts and sub-contracts, and a vast array of bespoke forms, development and framework agreements, collateral warranties, schedules of third party rights and other security documents.