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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Law for Project Managers 2nd ed isbn 9781138063907

Law for Project Managers

ISBN13: 9780566086014
ISBN: 0566086018
New Edition ISBN: 9781138063907
Published: December 2004
Publisher: Gower Publishing Limited
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

Projects can often be extremely complex processes involving various teams from client organizations, contractors and sub-contractors. Making sure you don't fall foul of the law may not be uppermost in the project manager's mind, but it is vital you understand the basics to prevent any costly legal hiccups and repercussions during the process.;Law for Project Managers provides an easily understandable and practical guide to the laws of contract, liability, intellectual property and so on, entirely from the perspective of the project manager. It will enable you to approach projects forewarned and forearmed, able to avoid potential legal problems altogether. The book covers everything from intellectual property disputes with the client organization about who actually 'owns' the outcome, to confusion arising during an international project from the different legal systems and their approach to contracts, to health and safety problems in the management of contractors. Most importantly, it explains everything in very straightforward terms; legal jargon is either avoided altogether or defined with its relevance to the project manager explained.;It is also written to help you find and brief legal professionals and, should it come to it, resolve disputes. For example, what are the various dispute resolution options open to you and which ones involve recourse to law? David Wright provides clear, readable and expert advice on this and many other important legal matters for the project manager.

Commercial Law
Part I. The Background:
The law's approach
The contract.
Part II. The Origins of Law: Law in the UK
EU law.
Part III. Contract Law:
How contracts are made
The letter of intent
The meanings behind the words
Lateness specifications and defects
The law of breach.
Part IV. Involving The Legal Experts:
Using the professionals
Part V. Liability Law:
Liability for escapes.
Part VI. Other Commercial Law:
Intellectual property
Forms of security
Exporting and importing