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Scottish Engineering Contracts

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ISBN13: 9780727729996
ISBN: 0727729993
Published: January 2003
Publisher: Thomas Telford Ltd
Format: Paperback
Price: £60.00

Numerous books have been written on construction law, but very few focus entirely on engineering law in Scotland. Yet there are very separate and distinct features of Scots law, which affect all those who work in and with the engineering industry in Scotland. Scottish Engineering Contracts has been specifically written to re-address this imbalance. It provides - in one concise, practical volume - a basic guide to the principles of Scots law as they relate to engineering contracts and day to day operations and practices. The book also reviews key features of commonly used standard forms of engineering contracts, such as the ICE Conditions of Contract 7th Edition and the CECA Form of Sub-Contract. Rather than providing a clause-by-clause analysis of such standard forms, the book focuses on those clauses most frequently encountered in everyday industry life. The book avoids legalese and jargon and instead captures difficult legal concepts in a straightforward, user-friendly language. Footnotes are provided throughout the text as reference sources, while extensive appendices provide advice on a number of topics such as the execution of documents under Scots law, and jargon busting the

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Introduction to engineering contracts Forming the engineering contract Engineer's role General obligations Payment Commencement time and delays Certificates Determining the engineering contract Claims Litigation and dispute resolution Insurance Indemnities, guarantees and bonds Sub-contracts Professional services contract Appendices