14th edition of Hudson’s Building and Engineering Contracts published

22nd Jan 2020

Regarded as a leading textbook on all aspects of the law relating to infrastructure and building projects, the 14th edition of Hudson’s Building and Engineering Contracts has just been published.

Hudson is frequently cited in Court proceedings in common law jurisdictions and in international arbitration.  It is edited by general editors Nicholas Dennys QC and Robert Clay, together with contributions from members of Atkin Chambers. Hudson is designed to be a comprehensive and accessible text on the law relevant to the problems that arise in the diverse construction projects worldwide.  The book also identifies and analyses areas in which the common law has developed in different jurisdictions.

Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC, Head of Atkin Chambers, comments: “Hudson’s Building and Engineering Contracts has been written with the aim of providing those in the infrastructure and energy sectors with a comprehensive text on the relevant law. This latest edition follows its predecessors in providing a common law perspective across today’s international construction industry.”

“Hudson has continued to adapt to the increasing diversity of projects in construction and engineering.  This is a dynamic, sector globally and Atkin Chambers has endeavoured to ensure Hudson’s ongoing relevance and reliability as the reference text of choice for lawyers in all common law jurisdictions,” commented general editor Robert Clay.

The 14th edition of Hudson’s Building and Engineering Contracts features:

  • An in-depth analysis of the law relating to construction projects
  • An identification of issues arising from the use of many bespoke and standard form contracts
  • The leading UK cases and significant decisions from other common law jurisdictions

Additions to this edition include:

  • Revised analysis of contractors’ and employers’ implied obligations
  • New summary of insurance law relevant to construction
  • Extensive updating of adjudication cases
  • New analysis of quality obligations
  • Discussion of quantum meruit recovery on termination

Editors:Cover visual 14th edition of Hudson’s Building and Engineering Contracts

Atkin Chambers will host a Symposium based on Hudson’s on 29 April 2020 in London.  For information and to book email events@atkinchambers.com.


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About Atkin Chambers

Atkin Chambers is a leading set of commercial barristers with an international reputation for providing advocacy and advice on cases concerning construction, engineering, and infrastructure project development and disputes.  Disputes are extremely varied and include transport, power, water/sanitation, IT and telecommunications, and social infrastructure projects.  Wider commercial and professional negligence work is often, but not always, related to such disputes.

A substantive amount of members’ work involves representing clients in court and they are regulars in the Business, Property and Appellate Courts, and appear in the many international arbitral forums. They also have significant expertise in ADR.



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