Building Contract Casebook
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. Michael P. Furmston TD, MA, BCL, LLM, Bencher of Gray's Inn, is Dean of the School of Law and Professor of Law at Singapore Management University. He is also Emeritus Professor and senior research fellow in the School of Law at Bristol University. An internationally - acknowledged authority on contract and commercial law, he is author of the leading textbook on contract law - Cheshire, Fifoot & Furmston on Contract, and has acted as Editor of the Construction Law Reports since 1985.
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