Powell Smith Furmston s Building Contract Casebook Third Edition

Author: Michael Furmston
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780632039913
Format: PDF
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The major part of the law of building contracts is laid down in decided cases, scattered throughout a large number of series of reports which are generally not accessible to the non-lawyer. Construction professionals must be familiar with these cases and this important book is designed to help them. It brings together a wide range of cases on the main aspects of the subject, states the principle established and gives a summary of the facts and the decision. For the majority of cases, verbatim extracts from the judgment are given. The casebook presents the leading cases on the topic, together with many lesser-known but important decisions. A number of useful decisions from the Commonwealth are included. Throughout, the authors' approach is practical rather than academic. There have been many new cases in construction law since the last edition was published in 1990, and the Third Edition takes account of the most important of these. It also includes a new chapter on damages for defective building work, a topic which has generated a number of extremely important new cases. The section on key tort cases has also been extended.

Building Contract Casebook

Author: Michael Furmston
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470655925
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The interaction between general principles and the provisions of the standard building and construction contracts is a central feature of construction law. The major part of the law is laid down in decided cases, and construction professionals should be familiar with these cases but the information is scattered throughout a large number of law reports. The fifth edition of Powell Smith and Furmston's Building Contract Casebook is designed to help construction professionals become familiar with those key cases. It brings together a wide range of cases on the main aspects of the law of construction contracts, states the principle established by each case and gives a summary of the facts and the decision. For the majority of cases, verbatim extracts from the judgment are included. The casebook presents the leading cases on each topic, together with many lesser-known but important decisions. A number of useful decisions from the Commonwealth are also included. Throughout, the author's approach is practical rather than academic.

Arbitration Practice in Construction Contracts

Author: D.A. Stephenson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135826501
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Considers each stage in the course of an arbitration in detail, from the claimant's decision to seek the means of resolving a dispute to the arbitrator's award, explaining clearly and concisely what is expected of the claimant, respondent and arbitrator and when.

Cornes and Lupton s Design Liability in the Construction Industry

Author: Sarah Lupton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444361147
Format: PDF, ePub
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Liability for the design of a building or structure is of fundamental concern to construction professionals, design-build contractors, specialist sub-contractors, and lawyers. Although other texts cover a wide range of aspects of liability, only Cornes and Lupton’s Design Liability in Construction draws together all those matters that relate specifically to design. A number of factors have come together recently and are addressed in this significant update and rewrite of the 4th edition, including: popularity of design & build procurement partnering arrangements and early contractor involvement new standard forms of construction contract and appointment, and revisions to older forms technical innovations in construction collaborative working and BIM systems many well-publicised cases regarding design failures significant developments in the law of tort and professional liability the development of the single European market and increased provision of services overseas Together these factors create a new range of design liability issues which the construction professional has to face. Written for lawyers, architects, engineers, and contractors, the fifth edition of Design Liability in Construction will also serve as a useful text for masters level courses in engineering, surveying and construction law.

Board Accountability in Corporate Governance

Author: Andrew Keay
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317910702
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Within corporate governance the accountability of the board of directors is identified as a major issue by governments, international bodies, professional associations and academic literature. Boards are given significant power in companies, and as a consequence it is argued that they should be accountable for their actions. Drawing on political science, public administration, accounting, and ethics literature, this book examines the concept of accountability and its meaning in the corporate governance context. It examines the rationale for making boards accountable, and outlines the obstacles and drawbacks involved in providing for accountability. The book goes on to examine how current mechanisms for ensuring accountability are assessed in terms of fairness, justice, transparency, practicality, effectiveness and efficiency, before discussing the ways that accountability might be improved. Andrew Keay argues that enhanced accountability can provide better corporate governance, helping to reduce the frequency and severity of financial crises, and improve confidence in company practice. As an in depth study of a key element within the exercise of authority and management in corporate entities, this book will be of great use and interest to researchers and students of corporate governance, business and management, and corporate social responsibility.

Koffman Macdonald s Law of Contract

Author: Elizabeth Macdonald
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199644837
Format: PDF, ePub
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If you are new to the study of law then Koffman and Macdonald's The Law of Contract will provide you with a clear, non-technical account of contract law that will take you through your first year module. The authors' case summaries, extracts and analyses will show you how the law works in practice, give you a good knowledge of the key cases in the area, and help you to refine your own case-reading skills. Coverage has been carefully reviewed to match undergraduate contract law courses across the country.