Now in its fourth edition, this textbook confronts many of the major problems which can arise in claims situations. It employs a systematic approach and is supported by extensive reference to UK and international case law. The negotiation and settlement of claims is an essential - but often overlooked - element of the construction industry, and this troubleshooting guide can help construction professionals, students and contractors to protect themselves against costly claims. Helpful explanatory diagrams make this book an indispensable resource for tackling various types of claims both in the UK and internationally.
This text is the essential guide for construction professionals, contractors, undergraduate and postgraduate students alike. It will save professionals and contractors time and money and will prepare students for the reality of the construction industry.
Reg Thomas was an Executive Director of James R Knowles and has extensive international consulting experience throughout the world. Mark Wright is a construction lawyer and occasional lecturer who has spent more than 25 years in the construction dispute field.
1. Brief History of Construction Contracts and Case Law.- 2. Choice of Contracts.- 3. Tender and Acceptance.- 4. Monitoring Delay and Disruption Claims: Prevention.- 5. Formulation and Presentation of Extension of Time Claims.- 6. Formulation and Presentation of Loss and/or Expense and/or Damages Claims.- 7. Subcontractors.- 8. Response to Claims: Counter-claims.- 9. Avoidance, Resolution and Settlement of Disputes.