Law in Practice

Law in Practice: The RIBA Legal Handbook, 2nd Edition
John Wevill
RIBA Publishing 290pp PB £35.99

John Wevill, author of this latest edition of the handbook, is senior associate in construction law at legal firm Fishburns and has over 15 years experience advising in the field. Wevill claims that the inspiration for this book came from his wish in 2009 to write a series of short articles on construction law for both students and practitioners. This guide, in effect, brings them all together. 

It is accessible and feels remarkably jargon-free for a profession that seems to revel in obfuscating the meaning of words, to the point where the lay person no longer understands them. Sectionalised and fully up-to-date, including its coverage of the legislation surrounding the new 2013 Plan of Work, my only gripe would be the image-free layout, offering no visual stepping stones in the sea of information.

 

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