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Construction Law

Construction Law
13th Edition
Practice Area:  Academic Law, Construction Law
ISBN:  9780414084087
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  26 Feb 2021
Subscription Information:  Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Paperback
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Construction Law

Construction Law presents a straightforward overview of the whole field of law relevant to construction, thoughtfully and comprehensively explained in a clear, concise tone that is suitable for both the student and professional reader.
  • Guides the reader through the complex world of construction contracts, claims, disputes and their resolution.
  • Covers all aspects of law relating to the setting up and carrying out of construction projects, including private and public law, and domestic and international law.
  • Extensive quotations from statutes, leading cases, and the standard forms of contract.
  • Coverage of different forms of procurement using FIDIC, NEC, JCT and ICC forms.
  • Includes a Glossary of Legal Terms.
Professor John Uff CBE QC draws on his wide experience of the construction industry as a practicing QC, arbitrator, academic and member of influential bodies within the industry, to provide an essential text for students, lawyers, and those working in the construction industry.

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Chapter 1 – Construction Law and The Legal System
Chapter 2 – Dispute Resolution—Litigation, Adjudication and ADR
Chapter 3 – Dispute Resolution—Arbitration
Chapter 4 – Parties and Status
Chapter 5 – The Law of Obligations
Chapter 6 – Contract—General Principles
Chapter 7 – Special Contracts
Chapter 8 – Documents
Chapter 9 – Construction Contracts
Chapter 10 – Vicarious Performance and Insolvency
Chapter 11 – Standard Forms of Contract
Chapter 12 – The Standard Building Contract
Chapter 13 – FIDIC (International) Conditions Silver Book
Chapter 14 – Engineering and Construction Contract (NEC) Target Cost Option
Chapter 15 – Infrastructure Conditions of Contract 2014
Chapter 16 – Law of Tort
Chapter 17 – Land, Planning and Environment Law
Chapter 18 – Construction Statutes and Safety
Glossary of Legal Terms


"… a wide-ranging and detailed introduction and guide to construction law that should make it a constant reference tool. It deserves a place in all construction professionals' and construction lawyers' libraries." — Building Magazine

"… admirable coverage of the material so that a student would get good value and a good grounding in the area." — The Law Teacher
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