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Since 1959, our barristers have edited ‘Hudson’s Building and Engineering Contracts’ the seminal textbook on construction law, which is now in its 13th edition.

We also edit the Building Law Reports, considered to be the most established and authoritative construction law reports available, and an impressive number of other legal titles and sector journals, such as the Construction Law Journal, the International Construction Law Review and the Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Law Journal.

New cases of note and interesting first instance cases highlighted by first supplement to Hudson’s Building and Engineering Contracts (13th edition)

12 December 2016
The first supplement to the 13th edition of Hudson’s Building and Engineering Contracts highlights several interesting new cases. Joint editor of Hudson Robert Clay commented: “While we haven’t seen any fundamental changes to the law, we have seen some interesting new cases that have restated or reemphasised important principles, and some interesting first instance cases.”...Read more

Errors in Adjudicator’s Decisions: Right Question, Wrong Answer

14 November 2016
Ever since the judgment of Dyson J in Bouygues when confronted with an application for summary judgment of an adjudicator’s decision with an error in it, there has been a debate about when such decisions should be enforceable. This paper by Darryl Royce goes through the case law in some detail, taking a critical look...Read more

Costs Law: A Practitioner’s Guide

9 June 2016
Darryl Royce has contributed to the publication ‘Costs Law: A Practitioner’s Guide’ published by ARK Group in association with the Solicitors Journal in June 2016. Darryl’s chapter, ‘Costs in the Technology and Construction Court’ covers topics such as; The Technology and Construction Court (TCC), Pre-Action Protocol costs, Relevance of costs to place of issue, Case...Read more

Delay and Disruption in Construction Contracts – 5th Edition

29 December 2015
Andrew Burr is editor of Delay and Disruption in Construction Contracts, now in its 5th edition the book continues to be the pre-eminent guide to these often complex and potentially costly issues and has been cited by the judiciary as a leading textbook in court decisions worldwide, see, for example, Mirant v Ove Arup EWHC...Read more

Hudson’s Building and Engineering Contracts (13th Edition)

10 December 2015
Hudson is regarded by many as the leading reference on Construction Law. The 13th Edition, edited by Nicholas Dennys QC and Robert Clay, provides a comprehensive update on the law and interpretation of construction contracts and was brought up to date by a panel comprising of many of the leading practitioners at Atkin Chambers. New...Read more

Adjudication in Construction Law

20 August 2015
Darryl Royce is the author of ‘Adjudication in Construction Law’ (OUP: Oxford University Press) which brings together, in one convenient place, all the relevant material on the process of adjudication in construction. It provides clarity for those involved in the adjudication process, or related proceedings, in the form of a detailed and reliable text that supports...Read more

Emden’s Construction Law

1 April 2015
Emden’s Construction Law is the leading source of authoritative and detailed information on the whole area of construction law. This complete reference work is for all those involved in litigation, preparing tender or contract documents, working out claims for sub-contractors or advising borough architects or surveyors. Last released in April 2015 the book is updated...Read more

Hudson’s Building and Engineering Contracts (12th Edition)

1 December 2014
Hudson’s Building and Engineering Contracts (Sweet & Maxwell) has long been essential reading for construction lawyers and other construction industry professionals around the world. It provides a detailed overview of the law and interpretation of construction contracts in light of the practical and commercial realities of construction projects. • Delivers an authoritative, in-depth explanation of...Read more

Construction Adjudication & Payments Handbook

1 August 2013
Two members of Chambers – Dominique Rawley QC and Peter Land – have co-authored the Construction Adjudication and Payments Handbook, the first edition of which was published by Oxford University Press on 8th August 2013. The book covers both the adjudication and payment provisions of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 and subsequent legislation. It...Read more

Commercial Arbitration in Australia 2nd Edition

28 November 2012
Substantive and procedural changes to Australia’s domestic arbitration laws since 2010 make Doug Jones’ Commercial Arbitration in Australia 2nd Edition essential reading. “Commercial Arbitration in Australia will prove to be the major source to which the arbitral profession, the legal profession and law students will turn as the prime source … of law and commentary...Read more

Delay and Disruption in Construction Contracts – 4th Revised edition

1 October 2010
Delay and disruption in construction contracts provides the most authoritative and comprehensive coverage of delay and disruption in construction contracts and related issues. Andrew Burr was assistant editor to the 4th revised edition published in October 2010, he is also Editor to the 6th Edition which is to be published in 2016 by Routledge. For...Read more