Technology and Construction Court: Practice and Procedure

Hardcover | August 31, 2006

byMichael E Davis, Robert Akenhead QC

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The Technology and Construction Court is one of the specialist jurisdictions of the High Court. It deals with a specialised workload involving construction industry and engineering disputes and, increasingly, information technology disputes. Its work often involves heavy factual cases, butalso action in support of other dispute resolution methods such as arbitration, mediation, or adjudication under the Housing Grants, Construction, and Regeneration Act 1996. Technology and Construction Court :Practice and Procedure provides a unique and authoritative guide to this jurisdiction. It examines the day-to-day workings of the Court in detail, including: the relevant Civil Procedure Rules, the Pre-Action Protocol procedure, case management, alternativedispute resolution, the Court's support for arbitration, the stages in proceedings leading up to trial, the enforcement of adjudicators' decisions and costs. The book is fully up-to-date to take account of the second edition of the TCC Guide, which took effect on October 2005. The text offersstep-by-step guide to the practice and procedures involved in the initiating and defending of proceedings, together with expert analysis and guidance on matters unique to the Court - such as Scott schedules, handling of expert witnesses, and enforcement of adjudication decisions. The authors are specialist practitioners with extensive experience of the Court from both sides of the legal profession. They have combined an authoritative analysis of the powers and constitution of the Court with detailed attention to the practical matters facing litigants, including timescales,costs, and the interaction of the Court's powers with alternative dispute resolution methods. There are useful appendices with extensive materials including a list of the current Judges, a list of District Registries, relevant legislation, rules of procedure, Practice Directions, and statutoryinstruments and various standard forms. This detailed and authoritative guide to the practice and procedure of this Court will be an essential reference work for all practitioners and in-house counsel involved with construction, engineering and IT disputes.

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The Technology and Construction Court is one of the specialist jurisdictions of the High Court. It deals with a specialised workload involving construction industry and engineering disputes and, increasingly, information technology disputes. Its work often involves heavy factual cases, butalso action in support of other dispute resolut...

Michael Davis is a Partner and Head of International Arbitration Practice and Head of Construction and Engineering Practice at Herbert Smith. He has long experience of conducting litigation in the Technology and Construction Court and other Courts in England, as well as mediations, adjudications, expert determination, and other altern...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:632 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.52 inPublished:August 31, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199280045

ISBN - 13:9780199280049

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Foreword by the Honourable Mr Justice Jackson1. An Introduction to the Technology and Construction Court2. The Civil Procedure Rules3. Pre-Action Behaviour, the Practice Direction, and the Pre-Action Protocols4. The Court's Case Management Powers5. Alternative Dispute Resolution6. Arbitration7. The Proceedings8. Adjudication9. CostsAPPENDIX 1 - High Court and Circuit Judges hearing cases in the Technology and Construction Court in LondonAPPENDIX 2 - The Technology and Construction Court: Court Addresses and InformationAPPENDIX 3 - Civil Procedure Rules specific to the TCC: CPR 60 and CPR PD 60APPENDIX 4 - Court Forms used in the Technology and Construction CourtAPPENDIX 5 - Sample Scott SchedulesAPPENDIX 6 - Pre-Action Protocol for Construction and Engineering DisputesAPPENDIX 7 - Pre-Action Protocol for Construction and Engineering DisputesAPPENDIX 8 - Relevant extracts from the Housing Grants Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 and the Scheme for Construction Contracts RegulationsAPPENDIX 9 - The Technology and Construction Court Guide (2nd edition)APPENDIX 10 - Useful Addresses and Websites