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Last edited 12 Jun 2019
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.
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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