Now in a fully updated second edition, The Law of Construction Disputes is a leading source of authoritative and detailed information on the whole area of construction law including contracts and their performance, third parties, pursuing claims and dispute resolution. It covers the construction dispute process by analysing the main areas from which disputes arise, up to date case law, and how to effectively deal with construction project disputes once they have arisen. This edition expands on advanced practitioner issues, as well as the emerging law of construction disputes on an international basis and gives the practitioner all the case law needed in one concise volume.
The book examines the methods and methodology of construction law, not only for a common law context, but also under other legal systems. Readers will be guided through the various international contract formats governing construction, alongside applicable case law. Additionally, they will be shown the correct contract provisions and forms used to prevent disputes from escalating in order to reach successful conclusions without litigation.
Including expert advice and many relevant reference materials, this book is an extremely helpful guide to legal practitioners and construction professionals.
"Researchers will appreciate the extensive tables of cases and legislation, plus the sixteen appendices and detailed table of contents and index. Any practitioner involved in, or anticipating a career at the Construction Bar will no doubt regard this book as absolutely indispensable." - Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor, Richmond Green Chambers, United Kingdom
Chapter 1. Introduction to Construction Disputes Chapter 2. Areas of Dispute and Liability Chapter 3. The Construction Contract Chapter 4. The Sub-Contractor Chapter 5. Defences to Construction Disputes Chapter 6. Contractors Rights and Obligations Chapter 7. Employers Rights and Obligations Chapter 8. Termination of Contract Chapter 9. The Certification Process Chapter 10. Types of Claims Chapter 11. Warranties Chapter 12. Non-Contract Liability Chapter 13. Engineer’s Liability Chapter 14. Dispute Resolution Chapter 15. Dispute Resolution Issues Appendix 1 – Construction Contract Agreements Appendix 2 – Resources Appendix 3 – Civil Law
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.