The Law of Construction Disputes
By Cyril Chern
Informa Law from Routledge – 2010 – 678 pages
Series: Construction Practice Series
The Law of Construction Disputes covers the construction dispute process by analysing the main areas that can lead to disputes and how to effectively deal with them once they have arisen. The book combines theory and practice along with exact excerpts of the leading case decisions covering the entire spectrum of construction law and the disputes that arise.
"It should not be thought of a book that is only to be taken to and used at a hearing in case it is needed. It should be read thoroughly in any preparatory phase as it provides a good survey of the law and practice key and so that the many additional references, e.g., in the foot notes, can be pursued.” Humphrey Lloyd, International Construction Law Review  ICLR 130
Chapter 1. Introduction to Construction Disputes Chapter 2. The Construction Contract Chapter 3. Areas of Dispute and Liability Chapter 4. Site Conditions Chapter 5. The Sub-Contractor Chapter 6. Defences to Construction Disputes Chapter 7. Issues Regarding Contractors Rights and Obligations Under Standard Form Agreements Chapter 8. Termination of Contract Chapter 9. The Certification Process Chapter 10. Types of Claims Chapter 11. Collateral Warranties Chapter 12. Non-Contract Liability Chapter 13. Time at Large and Time Bar Clauses Chapter 14. Dispute Resolution Chapter 15. Key Issues in Dispute Resolution
Dr Chern is a Barrister practising at Crown Office Chambers, London. He has practised since 1972 specifically in the areas of engineering and construction disputes in the United Kingdom, the EU and internationally.