I am delighted to be able to say that my book Extra-Contractual Recoveries for Construction & Engineering Work – published by London Publishing Partnership next month – is now available for preorder.
Preorders are already coming in, obtaining the discounts applying for the next 3 weeks. The publisher’s book page is at https://londonpublishingpartnership.co.uk/extra-contractual-recoveries/.
Happily, the reaction so far has been good:
“This text, the magnum opus of an already impressive oeuvre, will make a formidable contribution to the domain of construction law and provide great value to counsel, arbitrators, judges and construction industry participants at all levels of the industry.”
— From the book’s foreword by Professor Douglas Jones, international commercial and investor/state arbitrator, and an International Judge of the Singapore International Commercial Court
“The merit of the book lies in the author’s encyclopaedic knowledge, but also in its engagement with the real-life business of setting up and running projects. It will delight all those (lawyers and construction professionals) in the business of claims and defending against them. To have such experience distilled in such a rigorous and systematic way is a gift to the reader.”
— Philip Britton, co-author of Residential Construction Law (Hart, 2021) and Visiting Professor (Law), King’s College London
“To the unwary, a construction contract may give the impression of creating a complete universe of rights and obligations. Yet any contract is merely foreground, against a wider landscape of common law, statute and sometimes even customary laws. Contracting parties need to know where they stand from an overall legal perspective. In Extra-Contractual Recoveries, Robert Fenwick Elliott shows us with great clarity the ‘Yang’ of construction law that nestles against the ‘Yin’ of the contract’s written letter”.
— Julian Bailey, author of Construction Law (3rd edition, LPP, 2020) and partner at White & Case LLP, London
“Construction law is traditionally understood to be primarily a subset of contract law, as applied in detail via the common law and via standard and bespoke forms of contract. This understanding can obscure the growing importance of remedies which lie outside (or, adjacent to) this contractual realm. This book is valuable not only for bringing these extra-contractual matters out of obscurity but in its sheer generosity of insight, drawn from the author’s deep and thoughtful engagement at the forefront of international construction law discourse and practice over many years. The international construction law community, and the broader community it serves, will be all the richer for this book’s contribution.”
— Dr Matthew Bell, Associate Professor and Co-Director of Studies for Construction Law, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne
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