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Understanding Construction Law
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Understanding Construction Law

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To be published Oct 2015 (LexisNexis) PRE-ORDER NOW!
ISBN: 9780409341645.

Davie, T; Earls, T; Evans, P; Lovegrove, K

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


This text 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

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 Curtin Law School and was previously at Murdoch University. He has taught and researched in construction law over many years.

Kim Lovegrove BA LLB DipT FAIB is Partner and Mediator at Lovegrove Smith & Cotton, Conjoint Professor of Building Regulation at the University of Newcastle, Chairman of the Centre for Best Practice Building Control and President of the Northern Chapter of the New Zealand Institute of Building.

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.


1. Legal Background
2. Law Relating to Construction
3. Construction Contracts
4. Contract Administration
5. Insurances, Warranties and Defects
6. Disputes

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