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Vol 23 No 3 March/April 2018

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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Wilmot-Smith on Construction Contracts 3rd ed isbn 9780199685882

Construction Contracts: Law and Practice 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9780199579594
New Edition ISBN: 9780199685882
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780199281244
Published: March 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

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 this area. 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 to include the amendments to the Housing Grants, Construction, and Regeneration Act 1996.

Construction Law
Part I: The Contract
1: Contracts: Formation and Interpretation
2: Standard Forms of Contract and Bespoke Contracts
3: Quantum Meruit
4: Assignment and Sub-letting and the Contracts (Rights Against Third Parties) Act 1999
Part II: Liability
5: The Roles of Professionals
6: Tort and Construction Law
7: Exemption and Limitation of Liability Clauses
8: Mistake and Misrepresentation and Frustration
9: Guarantee and Indemnity
10: Interference with Property
Part III: Performance
11: Certificates and the Right to Payment
12: Time for Completion
Part IV: Breach, Termination and Damages
13: Damages for Breach of Contract
14: Determination or Forfeiture Clauses
Part V: Claims
15: Loss and Expense
16: Limitation of Action
17: Injunctions and Specific Performance
18: Bankruptcy and Insolvency
Part VI: Procurement, Competition in the European Community and Partnering
18: Procurement and the European Community
19: Partnering
Part VII: Disputes
20: Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
21: Arbitration
22: Litigation
23: Adjudication
1: Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996
2: Scheme for Construction Contracts
3: Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 amended by the Local Deomcracy, Economic Development and Construction Bill 2009
4: Protocol for the Instruction of Experts to give Evidence in Civil Claims
5: Technology and Construction Court Guide