Construction Law, 4th Edition | Julian Baley (3 Volumes)


Author: Julian Baley
Publication Date:
11th July 2024
ISBN: 9781916749146
Previous Edition: 9781913019037 | 3rd Edition
Format: Hardback (3 Volumes),
Volume I: 1,152 pages,
Volume II: 1,096 pages,
Volume III: 1,128 pages
Country of Publication: UK

This is no ordinary or pedestrian book on ‘building contract law’. It is a tour de force.” — Sir Rupert Jackson

A ‘seminal’ and ‘definitive’ work.” — His Honour Humphrey  LLoyd QC, International Construction Law Review


Category: Product ID: 11508


Now in its fourth edition, Construction Law by Julian Bailey is the definitive work of reference for construction law practitioners internationally. In three volumes, spanning more than 3,300 pages, it provides the most comprehensive treatment of the major issues arising out of construction and engineering projects, with extensive references to case law, statutes and regulations, standard forms of contract and legal commentary.

The book in its new, updated and expanded form is indispensable for law practitioners, and is accessibly priced for the individual professional and postgraduate student markets.

Key selling points:
• Updated fourth edition of the definitive reference work for construction law practitioners.
• Some 2,345 new judgments and awards are cited in this edition.
• Attractively priced and beautifully produced.
• Updated to the end of February 2024

Table of Contents:
Volume I:
– Table of contents
– Preface to the fourth edition
– Table of abbreviations
– Table of cases
– Table of arbitration awards
– Table of statutes
– Table of statutory instruments
1. The legal and commercial frameworks
2. Contract formation
3. Contract terms
4. Procurement
5. Contract administration
– Index

Volume II:

6. Price and payment
7. Variations
8. The site
9. Breach of contract and termination
10. Negligence
11. Time
12. Security for performance
13. Damages
14. Defects

Volume III:

15. Consultants
16. Intellectual property
17. Insurance
18. Statutory regulation of work
19. Home building contracts
20. Subcontracts, assignment, novation, waiver and estoppel
21. Employment, health and safety
22. Bankruptcy and insolvency
23. Dispute resolution
24. Statutory adjudication
25. Arbitration
26. Litigation
– Index


This is no ordinary or pedestrian book on ‘building contract law’. It is a tour de force.” — Sir Rupert Jackson

A ‘seminal’ and ‘definitive’ work.” — His Honour Humphrey  LLoyd QC, International Construction Law Review

“Construction Law is a magisterial work. It is impossible to praise it too highly… The author has … covered the breadth of construction law with great skill and clarity. Simply outstanding.
It is indispensable. It is a modern classic.” — Michael Christie SC, Building and Construction Law Journal

Construction Law is an invaluable reference work for practising lawyers, academics and construction professionals working in any common law jurisdiction… I do not hesitate to recommend this book for its comprehensive coverage, its scholarship and its remarkably good value. Bailey offers the reader a salient reminder of why the world of construction law rewards deep and thorough analysis.”Professor David Mosey, Construction Law

Outstanding… Wherever one looks, the completeness of coverage and case citation stands out, as does the clarity of the exposition. Practitioners need this… This is a true practitioner’s work in an area where much law is made and practised here and overseas.” — Richard Wilmot-Smith KC, Law Quarterly Review

The third edition went into print earlier this year, and London Publishing Partnership has produced a magnificent book whose physical quality is every bit as exceptional as its contents.”Stephen Hess, The Construction Lawyer (American Bar Association)

The second edition of Construction Law stands upon the shoulders of the giant achievement that was the first, and encourages us to look forward to many further editions which will continue to illuminate our fascinating yet complex area of law. The international construction law community is once more in Julian Bailey’s debt.
Dr Matthew Bell, Construction Law International

Bailey has once again created a practical epic, establishing himself as a virtuoso of construction law on an international scale. The second edition, like the first, is a friend to construction law, written as a guide to the field’s ins-and-outs and a tool to navigate its halls. I have full confidence in recommending this text to any practitioner or student in need of a comprehensive and authoritative collection of all things construction related.”Professor Doug S Jones AO, International Construction Law Review

Ideal for not only you construction industry solicitors and barristers but also for you consultants – indeed all of us dealing with the everyday conundrums about standard forms, non-standard forms, statutes and case law.”Tony Bingham, Barrister and Arbitrator, Building Magazine

About the Author:

Julian Bailey
is a solicitor and partner at Jones Day, London, where he practises in the field of construction law on an international scale. He is a visiting professor of law at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London, and an adjunct professor of law at Hamad bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar. Mr Bailey was chairman of the Society of Construction Law (UK) in 2015–2016.


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