Last edited 12 Jun 2019

Construction law

Although regarded as a sub-branch of general law, construction law is now a specialised area and a discipline in its own right. Most people requiring legal advice in construction would probably seek the services of a construction lawyer rather than a general, ‘all-purpose’ lawyer.

Construction law deals with all legal matters appertaining to the construction industry in all its manifestations, including building construction, engineering and finance.

A large portion of construction law is formed by contract law, but it also encompasses other areas such as planning law, commercial law, employment law and tort.

Law practices specialising in construction may typically deal with a large variety of subject matter such as drafting of construction contracts, arbitration, tendering disputes, negligence, defective design or construction, dispute resolution and construction claims.

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