img(height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=2939831959404383&ev=PageView&noscript=1")

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.

 

Latest

UWE-led project adds AI to embodied carbon calculation tools to cut decisions on alternative materials from hours to just a few minutes

Low carbon alternatives could be decided in minutes, not hours

Giuliana Barandiarán has specified the sintered stone across floors, walls, worktops, furniture and more

Brand's sintered stone products have been specified across all surfaces

Perforated aluminium panels minimise building weight while throwing interesting plays of light and shadow across both street and interior

22 Handyside St’s perforated aluminium plays with light and shadow

The global pandemic has revealed how vital a robust ventilation strategy is to building design. Specialist Renson offers a case study and a RIBA-approved CPD

Renson stresses importance of robust ventilation strategy to building design

Don't underestimate the power of applying yourself to tedious things to unlock the potential of a project

Unleash the power of a spreadsheet