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Avoiding Claims: Practical Guide to Limiting Liability in the Construction Industry

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ISBN13: 9780419146209
ISBN: 0419146202
Published: May 1989
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

Avoiding Claims explores the pre-contractual, contractual, and post-contractual liabilities of those involved in the construction industry, from architects, engineers and quantity surveyors to contractors and sub-contractors. It presents an important yet frequently confusing subject by way of a question-and-answer format. Flow diagrams explain procedure in arbitration and in the courts, and the book features 'cautionary tales' - the cases where others got it wrong. Readers' questions are answered simply, directly and concisely, and the book is applicable not only for everyday use in the construction industry but also as a reference guide for problem solving.

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What is the extend of liability?; How do I organise my practice to limit my liability?; I am employed by a practice, how do I limit my liability?; sometimes I am refered to as an ""agent"", what does this mean?; What is the extended of my liability if I am an agent and how can I limit it?; When I am retained by a client how can I insert a protective clause into my employment contract limiting liability, and how effective would it be?; what must I do to effectively limit my liability by insurance?; when will I start to be liable for something and how long will I be liable for it?; what is my pre contract liability?; what is my design liability?; how do I choose the best standard form of building contract which will limit my liability?; how do I effectively argue the limitation of my liability?.