Expert mediation is the best option for dispute resolution
The judges in the Technology and Construction Courts are apparently kicking their heels for want of cases to try, while requests for the RIBA to appoint an arbitrator have fallen this year by about 50 per cent. But don't conclude that there has been an outbreak of goodwill and harmony across the construction industry. If only that were so: the other side of the picture is that the number of adjudications is growing and the UStrend to resolve disputes by mediation has also taken root.
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