The Law of Construction Disputes

By Cyril Chern

© 2010 – Informa Law from Routledge

678 pages

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Hardback: 9781843119012
pub: 2010-07-01
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About the Book

The Law of Construction Disputes covers the construction dispute process by analysing the main areas that can lead to disputes and how to effectively deal with them once they have arisen. The book combines theory and practice along with exact excerpts of the leading case decisions covering the entire spectrum of construction law and the disputes that arise.


"It should not be thought of a book that is only to be taken to and used at a hearing in case it is needed. It should be read thoroughly in any preparatory phase as it provides a good survey of the law and practice key and so that the many additional references, e.g., in the foot notes, can be pursued.” Humphrey Lloyd, International Construction Law Review [2011] ICLR 130

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to Construction Disputes Chapter 2. The Construction Contract Chapter 3. Areas of Dispute and Liability Chapter 4. Site Conditions Chapter 5. The Sub-Contractor Chapter 6. Defences to Construction Disputes Chapter 7. Issues Regarding Contractors Rights and Obligations Under Standard Form Agreements Chapter 8. Termination of Contract Chapter 9. The Certification Process Chapter 10. Types of Claims Chapter 11. Collateral Warranties Chapter 12. Non-Contract Liability Chapter 13. Time at Large and Time Bar Clauses Chapter 14. Dispute Resolution Chapter 15. Key Issues in Dispute Resolution

About the Author

Dr Chern is a Barrister practising at Crown Office Chambers, London. He has practised since 1972 specifically in the areas of engineering and construction disputes in the United Kingdom, the EU and internationally.

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:
LAW / General
LAW / Construction