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Professional Negligence in Construction

2nd Edition

By Ben Patten, Hugh Saunders


190 pages

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pub: 2018-04-24
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What is professional negligence? What are the obligations of construction professionals in contract and in tort? In what circumstances might the difference between the obligations be important?

These questions are of crucial importance not only to construction lawyers but also to contractors, architects, quantity surveyors, engineers, project managers, and multi-disciplinary practitioners. With an emphasis on the practical aspects of professional negligence in the construction industry and written in a straightforward yet authoritative way, this book is ideal for lawyers and students of construction and law as well as construction professionals at all levels.

Table of Contents

Table of Cases

Table of Statutes

Table of Statutory Instruments

1. Introduction

2. Types of Construction Professional and their Functions

3.The Obligations of Construction Professionals

4. The Standard of Reasonable Skill and Care

5.Common Issues in a Construction Project

6. Causation Loss and Damage in Claims Against Construction Professionals

7. Insurance

8. Experts, Arbitrators and Adjudicators

9. Dispute Resolution


About the Authors

Benedict Patten QC is a barrister at 4 New Square Chambers.

Hugh Saunders is a barrister at 4 New Square Chambers.

About the Series

Construction Practice Series

This series provides detailed and practical guidance to the legal framework of the construction industry. Whether explaining contract forms, advising on procedure, or guiding through disputes, highly experienced lawyers share their insights in order to help readers with the key aspects of any construction project. Engineers, architects, project managers, academics and lawyers in this field will all find these books a great help with issues that they face on a daily basis.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Professional Practice
LAW / General
LAW / Malpractice
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General