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Mediating Construction Disputes: An Evaluation Of Existing Practice

Monday, 30th March 2010

<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoPlainText" align="justify">On 17 February the final report Mediating Construction Disputes: an Evaluation of Existing Practice was launched. It is the result of a four-year research project carried out by the Centre of Construction Law &amp; Dispute Resolution, School of Law, King&#39;s College London. The report utilises and analyses data from the Technology and Construction Court in London, Birmingham and Bristol.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoPlainText" align="justify">The research looks at the use of mediation in construction disputes and is the first piece of empirical research ever undertaken jointly between the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) and an academic institution.&nbsp; </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoPlainText" align="justify">The report was a collaborative project involving several contributors with support throughout from the Society of Construction Law, King&#39;s College London. It was jointly written by Nicholas Gould, Visiting Senior Lecturer in the Centre and partner, Fenwick Elliott LLP and Claire King, Senior Associate at Fenwick Elliott LLP.&nbsp; Philip Britton, former Director of the Centre, now Visiting Professor at King&rsquo;s also contributed to the report.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoPlainText" align="justify">The publication combines hard detail about its practice within UK construction litigation with a summary of the existing knowledge about mediation in the common law world and about its relation to other formal and informal methods of dealing with construction disputes. </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoPlainText" align="justify">Some of the findings have recently been quoted by Lord Justice Jackson in his Review of Civil Litigation Costs. In the foreword to this final report Lord Justice Jackson notes that &lsquo;Empirical data are far more valuable than the anecdotal evidence about litigant behaviour which sometimes informs decisions&rsquo;.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt" class="MsoPlainText" align="justify">The report also includes a preface by Lord Woolf (architect of our present Civil Procedure Rules and a great advocate of mediation). Lord Woolf, Lord Justice Jackson and Mr Justice Ramsey (judge in charge of the TCC) were present at the launch held at the Middle Temple Hall.</p>


Web-link: http://www.fenwickelliott.co.uk/files/KCL_Mediating_Construction_Complete.pdf
Source: http://www.fenwickelliott.co.uk/mediating-construction-disputes-download
Language: English

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