Powell-Smith and Furmston's Building Contract Casebook, Fifth Edition

Powell-Smith and Furmston's Building Contract Casebook, Fifth Edition

Author(s): Michael Furmston

Published Online: 12 JAN 2012 12:13PM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470655924

Online ISBN: 9781119963905

DOI: 10.1002/9781119963905

About this Book

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.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Formation of the Contract

  2. Part II: Performance of the Contract

  3. Part III: Discharge of the Contract

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  4. Part IV: Sub-contracts and Sub-contracting

  5. Part V: Building Contracts and the Law of Tort

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