Now in a fully updated third 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. Now including references to the new FIDIC contracts, which were released in 2017, 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.

chapter Chapter 1|39 pages

Introduction to construction disputes

chapter Chapter 2|33 pages

The construction contract

chapter Chapter 3|36 pages

Design disputes and liability

chapter Chapter 4|16 pages

Site conditions

chapter Chapter 5|13 pages

The subcontractor

chapter Chapter 6|13 pages

Defences to construction disputes

chapter Chapter 8|16 pages

Termination of contract

chapter Chapter 9|32 pages

The certification process

chapter Chapter 10|47 pages

Types of claim

chapter Chapter 11|7 pages

Collateral warranties

chapter Chapter 12|33 pages

Non-contract liability

chapter Chapter 13|18 pages

Time at large and time-bar clauses

chapter Chapter 14|43 pages

Dispute resolution

chapter Chapter 15|48 pages

Key issues in dispute resolution