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Construction Contracts Law and Practice

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-05-13
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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The second edition of this well-regarded title continues to take a clear and practical approach to the law and practice relating to construction contracts in the UK. It provides comprehensive coverage of the substantive law and modern dispute resolution procedures in the field of construction.Throughout the work the author provides key practical tips including: where and when you issue proceedings; what the judges will expect and their preferences; and how trials can be made shorter. A separate section also examines enforcement of adjudicator's awards covering recent case law on thisarea. This is carefully examined and digested in detail to ensure the reader has an understanding of the pitfalls of enforcement. The second edition covers all relevant case law and legislation since the publication of the first edition in 2006 including the changes proposed under the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Bill. It includes a new chapter on partnering and revised and updated appendices toinclude the amendments to the Housing Grants, Construction, and Regeneration Act 1996.

Author Biography

Richard Wilmot-Smith QC was called to the Bar in 1978 and took silk in 1994. He has specialized in construction law since 1979. He is joint head of chambers at 39 Essex Street.

Table of Contents

The Contract
Contracts: Formation and Interpretation
Standard Forms of Contract and Bespoke Contracts
Quantum Meruit
Assignment and Sub-letting and the Contracts (Rights Against Third Parties) Act 1999
The Roles of Professionals
Tort and Construction Law
Exemption and Limitation of Liability Clauses
Mistake and Misrepresentation and Frustration
Guarantee and Indemnity
Interference with Property
Certificates and the Right to Payment
Time for Completion
Breach, Termination and Damages
Damages for Breach of Contract
Determination or Forfeiture Clauses
Loss and Expense
Limitation of Action
Injunctions and Specific Performance
Bankruptcy and Insolvency
Procurement, Competition in the European Community and Partnering
Procurement and the European Community
Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996
Scheme for Construction Contracts
Protocol for the Instruction of Experts to give Evidence in Civil Claims
Technology and Construction Court Guide
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