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Construction Law, Costs and Contemporary Developments


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A collection of essays by leading academic and practising lawyers in construction, contract and tort in tribute to Lord Justice Jackson.

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PART I INTRODUCTION 1. A Judicial Career of Many Parts Julian Bailey PART II THE TECHNOLOGY AND CONSTRUCTION COURT 2. Lord Justice Jackson and the Evolution of the Technology and Construction Court Lord Justice Coulson PART III COSTS 3. The Jackson Review: Its Rationale and Objectives Lord Clarke of Stone-cum-Ebony 4. The Jackson Reforms and Technology & Construction Court Litigation Sir Antony Edwards-Stuart PART IV CONSTRUCTION ADJUDICATION 5. A Second Bite Adrian Williamson QC 6. Of Special Character Steven Walker QC 7. An Open Mind Rachael O'Hagan PART V CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS 8. Fitness for Purpose Obligations Michael Curtis QC 9. The Legacy of Williams v Roffey: Death Knell for Consideration or Infusion of New Blood? Mindy Chen-Wishart 10. Of Chocolate Mousse and Good Faith Shy Jackson PART VI NEGLIGENCE & NUISANCE 11. Rectifying the Defects in Builders' Concurrent Liability Fiona Sinclair QC 12. Complex Structure Theory: Testing the Limits of a Builder's Liability for Economic Loss Karim Ghaly QC 13. All Care, No Responsibility - Limiting Liability for Negligence Manus McMullan QC 14. Good Neighbours? Philip Britton PART VII CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION 15. To Hold the Scales Even: The Duty of a Construction Contract Administrator Anthony Lavers PART VIII PRIVATE FINANCE INITIATIVES (PFIs) 16. PFI Problems: The Emperor Claudius and the Tiger Tails Mrs Justice Jefford DBE PART IX PERFORMANCE BONDS 17. Promises and Prejudice Richard Wilmot-Smith QC PART X TIME AND LIQUIDATED DAMAGES 18. Time Rolls On Vincent Moran QC 19. Prevention, Time-Bars and Multiplex Constructions (UK) Ltd v Honeywell Control Systems Ltd (No 2) Doug Jones AO 20. Penalties in the Box Riaz Hussain QC

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Julian Bailey is a Partner at White and Case LLP.


This collection is a fitting tribute to an outstanding judge. It has been a delight to read. -- Mrs Justice O'Farrell DBE * International Construction Law Review *
Lord Justice Jackson had a distinguished career which left a lasting impression on both construction law and practice. This book is a fitting testament to that career, but to only describe it as that is to underestimate the value of this book... this is an eminently readable book on the leading construction judgments of Lord Justice Jackson over twenty years. It is a book which reflects upon the past, but which also remains relevant for the future. -- Lynda Ross, Burness Paull LLP * Edinburgh Law Review *
[A] very valuable contribution to construction law literature... Construction Law, Costs and Contemporary Developments contains stimulating and informative insights into issues in construction law, including Lord Justice Jackson's significant contributions, which will be of interest to those who practise in this field. -- Michael Christie SC * Building and Construction Law Journal *

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