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Liquidated Damages and Extensions of Time: In Construction Contracts

Liquidated Damages and Extensions of Time: In Construction Contracts

Liquidated Damages and Extensions of Time: In Construction Contracts
By Brian Eggleston

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Book Description

Liquidated damages and extensions of time are complex subjects, frequently forming the basis of contract claims made under the standard building and civil engineering contracts. Previous editions of Liquidated Damages and Extensions of Time are highly regarded as a guide for both construction industry professionals and lawyers to this complex area.

The law on time and damages continues to develop with an increasing flow of judgments from the courts. Alongside this, the standard forms of contract have also developed over time to reflect prevailing approaches to contractual relationships. Against this background a third edition will be welcomed by construction professionals and lawyers alike. Retaining the overall approach of the previous editions, the author clarifies, in a highly readable but legally rigorous way, the many misunderstandings on time and damages which abound in the construction industry. The third edition takes account of a large volume of new case law since the previous edition was published over ten years ago, includes a new chapter on delay analysis and features significantly expanded chapters on penalty clauses, the effects of conditions precedent and time-bars, and the complexities of causation.


Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #2975963 in Books
  • Brand: Eggleston Brian
  • Published on: 2009-02-09
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.90" h x 1.02" w x 7.14" l, 2.20 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 408 pages

Features

  • Liquidated Damages and Extensions of Time In Construction Contracts

Editorial Reviews

Review
"Practitioners of construction contracts owe a debt to Brian Eggleston for this updated publication and the sooner they add this to their library the better." (The Expert and Dispute Resolver, Spring 2009)

"Eggleston has once again hit the nail on the head with this high-quality, easy to understand legal textbook written for lawyers and the industry." (Building Magazine, February 2009)

From the Back Cover
Liquidated damages and extensions of time are complex subjects, frequently forming the basis of contract claims made under the standard building and civil engineering contracts. Previous editions of Liquidated Damages and Extensions of Time are highly regarded as a guide for both construction industry professionals and lawyers to this complex area.



The law on time and damages continues to develop with an increasing flow of judgments from the courts. Alongside this, the standard forms of contract have also developed over time to reflect prevailing approaches to contractual relationships. Against this background a third edition will be welcomed by construction professionals and lawyers alike. Retaining the overall approach of the previous editions, the author clarifies, in a highly readable but legally rigorous way, the many misunderstandings on time and damages which abound in the construction industry. The third edition takes account of a large volume of new case law since the previous edition was published over ten years ago, includes a new chapter on delay analysis and features significantly expanded chapters on penalty clauses, the effects of conditions precedent and time-bars, and the complexities of causation.

About the Author
Brain Eggleston CEng, FICE, FIStructE, FCIArb, is a chartered arbitrator with extensive UK and international experience and a past President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He also acts as an adjudicator and mediator and as an adviser to contractors and employers on contractual matters. He is well known as an author and seminar speaker on contract law and standard forms.


In a career spanning over 40 years he has worked on all sides of the construction industry, firstly as a bridge designer, then as a resident engineer and contracts administrator, and subsequently as a director of various building and civil engineering contracting companies.


Customer Reviews

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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
2NOT APPLICABLE TO UNITED STATES
By KEVIN L RYBURN
This is not a useful book.
The reason for this is that the author is obviously from England. Therefore, all of the examples and case law that are referenced are based on English law. This is very interesting, but hardly meaningful to someone like myself who works in the contract administration field in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
If you're interested in construction contracts as they relate to English Law, then this is a great source of information. However, if you work in the United States, then this is a worthless reference book!

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
5liquidated damages and extension of time in construction contracts
By E. Farmer
This book is excellent reference material for all contract administrators. The relevant principles of law are well explained and the case law information is exceptional.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
4value
By A Customer
The book was used to formulate a claim for extension of time on an electrical supply and construction contract where the main contractor failed to make the full site available for completion within the contract term. The section on the Principle of Prevention was especially useful. The main contractor disputed nearly every assertion in the claim except the Principle of Prevention, which was the whole basis of the claim for an extension of time and related costs.

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