Understanding the new FIDIC Red Book

Cover of 'Understanding the FIDIC Red Bookby Jeremy Glover and Simon Hughes with an introduction by Christopher Thomas QC

Understanding the FIDIC Red Book, the 2nd edition of which was published in January 2012, provides a clause-by-clause commentary of the FIDIC Red Book contract offering expert guidance on interpretation. Each clause is reproduced in full followed by a bullet point summary of key features plus additional commentary on the clause’s operation, including points of interest and consideration of recent case law.

The book also helps you solve problems frequently encountered in practice in relation to various clauses and compares the new contract with previous versions of the FIDIC Red Book and other widely used standard contracts. This includes an in-depth review of the Multilateral Development Bank Harmonised edition (or Pink Book) 2010 together with an explanation of how the Pink Book differs from the standard FIDIC Red Book contract.

The commentary also discusses the changes in approach introduced by FIDIC in its 2008 Gold Book for Design, Build and Operate Contracts as well as looking at some of the provisions introduced by FIDIC in its 2011 Conditions of Subcontract.

The publication has been jointly written by Jeremy Glover and Simon Hughes QC of Keating chambers. Christopher Thomas QC, also of Keating Chambers, wrote the introduction and a foreword has been provided by Mr. Justice Ramsey.

First published by Sweet and Maxwell in November 2006
ISBN 9780414044609

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Mediating Construction Disputes: An Evaluation of Existing Practice

by Nicholas Gould, Claire King and Philip Britton

"Mediating Construction Disputes: An Evaluation of Existing Practice" is the full report of the 2006-2008 research, headed up by Nicholas Gould and Claire King of Fenwick Elliott and conducted by the Centre of Construction Law and Dispute Resolution at King's College London and the Technology and Construction Court. Much more has been written about the theory of mediation, and its proper place in the avoidance and resolution of disputes in construction, than about its actual use; this report combines hard detail about its practice within UK construction litigation with a summary of the existing knowledge about mediation in the common law world and about its relation to other formal and informal methods of dealing with construction disputes.

Download the report (pdf: 11MB)

Download a summary of the key points of the report (pdf: 115k)

Building contract disputes: practice and precedents

by Robert Fenwick Elliott and Jeremy Glover

This is the definitive guide for the busy practitioner on handling and resolving construction disputes. It sets out what has to be done, how it is done, by whom and when. In addition it provides relevant documents for each issue, along with extracts from relevant codes, procedural rules and protocols.

Coverage includes the initial drafting of a contract and its impact on resolving any subsequent dispute through to submitting a claim, letters before action, pleadings, the adjudication, arbitration or court hearing, costs and appeals. The book is published in loose-leaf format and updated three times a year to reflect the evolution of procedures for resolving disputes.

Published by Sweet & Maxwell.
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Practical Construction Guides: Construction Law and Management

(2007) by Keith Pickavance, Dr Hamish Lal, David Risbridger, Mark Hackett, Anders Axelson, Nick Carnell, Julian Critchlow, Nicholas Gould Partner, Victoria Russell.

Construction Law and Management explains the state of design information appropriate to a given procurement route, and the need to identify risks and strategies for managing them. This handy desk side reference offers a comprehensive guide to construction law and management and is essential reading for anyone in the construction, architecture and engineering industries. This book is part of the Practical Construction Guides series.

Published by Informa in 2007
ISBN 978-1-84311-671-4
Price: £130

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