Construction professionals of all kinds frequently need legal advice that is straightforward
as well as authoritative and legally rigorous. Building on the success of two previous
editions, David Chappell returns to provide answers to 225 FAQs from his experience
as Specialist Advisor to the RIBA. With 50 new questions, and thorough updates to
address charges to the law and contracts, this is an invaluable first port of call
for any construction law problem.
Questions range in content from extensions of time, liquidated damages and loss and/or
expense to issues of practical completion, defects, valuation, certificates and payment,
architects' instructions, adjudication and fees. Among the new questions are:
• Is the contractor bound by its price even if there is an error?
• How do terms about working in a spirit of trust affect other clauses?
• Can architects lose their rights to certify under JCT 2011 contracts?
Every question included has been asked of David Chappell during his career, and he
uses his vast experience to provide clear, easy to follow advice in this book. Most
were originally asked by architects, but the answers will be of wide interest to
everyone involved in construction.