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Understanding Construction Law

Understanding Construction Law

Coggins, J; Davie, T; Earls, T; Evans, P, 2016

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Book 9780409341645 $114.00
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Understanding Construction Law by Jeremy Coggins, Tom Davie, Tony Earls, and Phil Evans is an overview text, designed for students in disciplines such as construction, architecture engineering or business who need to understand construction law.


Understanding Construction Law will also be a valuable reference for individuals working in the construction industry. It illustrates how legal principles are applied in transactions, covering all Australian jurisdictions and including information on construction industry and practice. The author team combines in-depth experience in the construction industry, legal practice and academia to present an authoritative but readable and practical text with no assumed knowledge of law.

     •     covers all Australian jurisdictions
     •     includes information on construction industry and practice
     •     no assumed knowledge of law

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Jeremy Coggins BSc, LLM, Grad Cert Building & Construction Law, PhD is a lecturer in the School of Natural and Built Environments at the University of South Australia, Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Associate of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveryors and Member of the Society of Construction Law Australia.

Tom Davie LLB is one of Sydney’s top construction law barristers and author of the Annotated Home Building Act.

Tony Earls LLB is Special Counsel in Construction Law at Bannermans Lawyers and author of Plunkett’s Legacy: An Irishman’s Contribution to the Rule of Law in NSW.

Phil Evans LLB PhD is a Professor in The University of Notre Dame (Australia) Law School and was previously Foundation Professor of Law at Curtin Law School. He has taught and researched in construction law over many years.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Australian Law
2. The Construction Industry and its Regulatory Framework
3. Contract Law
4. Law of Tort
5. Establishing a Contract
6. Contract Administration 7. Claims and Disputes

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