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RIBA Construction Contracts and Law Report 2022

The RIBA Construction Contracts and Law Report 2022 provides an overview of current legal practice within the construction industry, with insights into contract use and procurement methods.

22 July 2022

The report details the findings of our survey of 950+ construction professionals on their experience of legal and contractual practice over the past twelve months, complimented by a series of articles from cross-sector experts.

Download the RIBA Construction Contracts and Law Report (PDF)

About the report:

The report contains an analysis of an industry-wide survey into current legal practice, covering:

  • procurement methods and tendering
  • collaboration
  • sustainability
  • contracts and forms of appointment
  • legal issues
  • disputes and dispute resolution.

The report includes a series of articles from industry experts:

  • A Foreword from Adrian Dobson, Executive Director, Professional Services, RIBA
  • A summary of findings from the RIBA Construction Contracts and Law Survey 2022 from Adrian Malleson, Head of Economic Research at the RIBA


  • Professor Sarah Lupton, and Manos Stellakis, on ‘evolving procurement options’, on behalf of the RIBA
  • Roland Finch, Independent Contracts and Specification Specialist, on ‘Build Back Better’ on behalf of the RICS
  • Marc Hanson, Partner Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, on ‘contracting post pandemic’, On behalf of the BPF
  • Inkar Tebenova, Senior Project Manager, Arup, on ‘how the contracting landscape has changed post-pandemic’, on behalf of the APM
  • Rosemary Beales, Contracts Adviser, the Association for Consultancy and Engineering on why 'building trust has never been more important', on behalf of the ACE
  • Kate Foster, Technical Author, NBS, on 'when uncertainty persists, be sure about specification', on behalf of NBS

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