Liquidated Damages and Extensions of Time
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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.

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  • Hardback | 408 pages
  • 174 x 244 x 30mm | 1,020.58g
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Chicester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1405118156
  • 9781405118156
  • 456,125

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"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)

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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.

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About Brian Eggleston

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.

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