Book for TCC 150th Anniversary

As part of the TCC’s 150th anniversary celebrations, Sir Peter Coulson and David Sawtell have edited a collection of original essays and studies by current and retired senior judges, renowned academics and leading construction and technology lawyers on the past, present and future of the court. ‘The History of the Technology and Construction Court on its 150th Anniversary Rewriting the Rules’ will be published by Hart in April 2023. Its contributors include Lord Dyson, who was instrumental in the transformation of the Official Referees’ business into the modern TCC; Sir Rupert Jackson, who presided over the TCC in the early years of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996; Sir Peter Coulson, who writes about Sir Brett Cloutman, a Senior Official Referee who was awarded the last Victoria Cross in the First World War; Dame Finola O’Farrell, who describes the practice of the TCC today; and Professor Renato Nazzini, Director of the Centre of Construction Law and Dispute Resolution at King’s College, London, who describes the contribution of the TCC to arbitration and ADR.

The book gathers together a range of perspectives and professional and academic backgrounds, looking at the court, the Official Referees and its judges through a range of different tones and methods, from close doctrinal analysis and archival research to individual personal recollection. This collection offers a unique insight from the judiciary, practising lawyers and academics into the birth, significance and development of the court.

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A 20% discount is available to members of all SCLs, using discount code GLR CA3UK.