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Description - Technology and Construction Court by Michael E. Davis

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, but also action in support of other dispute resolution methods such as arbitration, mediation, or adjudication under the Housing Grants, Construction, and Regeneration Act 1996. The Practice and Procedure of the Technology and Construction Court 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, alternative dispute resolution, the Court's support for arbitration, the stages in proceedings leading up to trial, the enforcement of adjudicators' decisions and costs. The text offers step-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 statutory instruments 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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199280049
ISBN-10: 0199280045
Format: Hardback
(252mm x 182mm x 38mm)
Pages: 626
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 1-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Michael E. Davis

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 alternative forms of dispute resolution. Robert Akenhead Q.C. is Head of Chambers at Atkin Chambers. He has specialised in all aspects of construction law since 1973, and has appeared as advocate in numerous cases before the Technology and Construction Court (formerly the Official Referees' Court). He has been involved in many building and engineering arbitrations in the UK and world-wide, acting as arbitrator, adjudicator, and mediator. A Q.C. since 1989, he has co-edited the Building Law Reports since 1999, and is a regular contributor to Building Magazine.