Law for Project Managers

Law for Project Managers

by David Wright

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Law for Project Managers by David Wright

Project management and engineering consultant Wright explains British and European law that impacts on project managers, what the consequences of the law are, and how to minimize or avoid the consequences. He begins by looking at the law's approach and the nature of contracts. Then he explores the origins of British and European Union law, contract law from such perspectives as the meanings behind the words and the law of breach, involving the legal experts in disputes, liability law regarding negligence and liability for escapes, and other important topics such as intellectual property and exporting and importing. Distributed in the US by Ashgate. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138063907
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/28/2017
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 146
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.75(h) x (d)

About the Author

David Wright is an independent consultant, specialising in project management and engineering. He has contributed to a number of books including technical guidelines for specifying projects.

Table of Contents

PART 1 – GENERAL

  1. The law’s approach
  2. Law is about relationships

    Legal systems

    Law and companies

  3. The Contract
  4. The real world

    The basic principles

    A practical approach

    PART II – THE ORIGINS OF LAW

  5. Law in the UK
  6. A summary

    Law made by legislation

    What legislation means

    Law made by judges

    Keeping up to date

  7. European Union law
  8. An introduction to the EU

    The organisation

    How the EU makes law

    PART III – CONTRACT LAW

  9. How contracts are made
  10. Introduction

    The requirements for a contract

    Offer and acceptance

    Putting it in writing

    Agency and the commercial organisation

  11. The Letter of Intent
  12. What is a Letter of Intent

    The preliminary contract

    Authorisation to start work

    A cautionary tale

  13. The meanings behind the words
  14. The problem of words

    The role of terms

    Civil law

    Interpretation

    The principles in practice

  15. Lateness Specifications and Defects
  16. Liability for lateness

    The specification

    Liability for defective work and equipment

    Excluding and limiting liability

  17. The Law of Breach
  18. Contract termination

    Remedies for breach

    Civil law

    PART IV – USING THE LAWYERS

  19. Using the professionals
  20. The rules

    Finding advice

    Preparing for dispute

  21. Disputes
  22. Fairness in law

    Methods of resolving disputes

    Other countries

    PART V – LIABILITY LAW

  23. Negligence
  24. The law of tort

    The principles of liability for negligence

    Civil law

  25. Liability for Escapes
  26. Corporate and personal liability

    Strict liability for creating a hazard

    Nuisance liability

    PART VI – OTHER TOPICS

  27. Intellectual Property
  28. Introduction

    The patent

    Design rights

    Copyright

    Knowhow

    The consequences

  29. Forms of Security
  30. Assets as security

    Sureties and bonds

  31. Exporting and Importing

The letter of credit

The negotiable instrument

The world'system

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