Construction Law in Australia, 3rd Edition


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Construction Law in Australia

Jul 2011
(approx. USD125.64)

Construction Law in Australia has long been regarded as an authoritative yet accessible text on the law relating to building and construction in Australia and has been completely revised for this third edition.

This highly respected work provides a comprehensive overview of the law and is an invaluable resource for students, legal practitioners and construction professionals including engineers, architects and builders.

Ian Bailey SC and Matthew Bell share their expertise through succinct, yet accurate, legal statements which assist the reader by explaining the legal and practical context in which the industry operates. 

  • Key topics include: The Australian legal system Understanding the law Regulation of construction Participants in the industry Contract law Tort law Property law Procurement methodologies Key issues in construction contracts Standard forms Professional liability Dispute avoidance, management and resolution Conduct of construction disputes
  • In addition, the book outlines a wealth of resources to help readers understand the latest developments in each area.
  • Many signficant developments in the law since the last edition are considered, including: Security of payment/adjudication Proportionate liability Relationship-based contracting Consumer law Reform of arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution.
  • Construction Law in Australia, 3rd edition provides students, practitioners and construction professionals with an accessible, affordable and authoritative resource on the law in Australia.


Jurisdiction: Building and Construction