This learning package will encourage you to engage with some aspects of the law relevant to the construction process at quite a high level, and we will therefore be assuming that you have a pretty good grasp of how the law works in England and Wales. If you feel that you would like to brush up on your overall understanding of the legal process before commencing this unit, then you may find the following Open University unit beneficial:
Starting with law: An overview of the law Open Learn
It is also worth emphasising that the law we will be looking at is only that of England and Wales. That said, many of the legal principles are transferable to, or at least easily reconciled with, the law which occurs in other jurisdictions, particularly those with a common law tradition.