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Research and Markets: Liquidated Damages and Extensions of Time: In Construction Contracts, 3rd Edition Takes Account of a Large Volume of New Case Law.

DUBLIN, Ireland -- Research and Markets( has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new report "Liquidated Damages and Extensions of Time: In Construction Contracts, 3rd Edition" to their offering.

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.

Key Topics Covered:

* Acknowledgements.

* 1 Introduction.

* 2 Time in contracts.

* 3 Damages for late completion.

* 4 Liquidated damages and penalties.

* 5 Prevention.

* 6 Legal construction of liquidated damages clauses.

* 7 Effects of determination.

* 8 Problems with sectional completion.

* 9 Application to sub-contractors.

* 10 Recovery of liquidated damages.

* 11 Defences/challenges to liquidated damages.

* 12 Extensions of time.

* 13 Relevant events.

* 14 Causation and concurrency.

* 15 Programmes, method statements and best endeavours.

* 16 Delay analysis.

* 17 Building forms.

* 18 Civil engineering forms.

* 19 Process and plant forms.

* 20 FIDIC Conditions of Contract 1999.

* Table of Cases.

* Index.

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