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I was wondering how Dispute Resolution has changed in the last 20 years in the construction industry, what are companies using and why? has it gone from ADR back to courts etc


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Hello, This is just for general information. I was hoping to catch up on information as I have been out of the country for quite a few years. If I could get general information on my question and what case law or legislation has come to pass. T

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Hello,

These days, most construction industry disputes are resolved through adjudication or alternative dispute resolution, litigation in the courts does occur but is not as popular.

Adjudication and ADR are more quicker, flexible and arguably cheaper than litigation. The RICS Offers a dispute resolution service which is quite popular, in fact it is touted as the world's Largest provider of dispute resolution service in the Construction and property industries, further information here:
http://www.rics.org/uk/about-rics/what-we-do/dispute-resolution-services-/

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago

Thank you for your answer.


Is there any new legislation or case law which has changed dispute resolution?

The Arbitration Act 1996 still applies.

The civil procedure rules have also been updated to encourage ADR at an early stage rather than litigation, this may be of interest:

http://www.sjberwin.com/Contents/Publications/pdf/47/300506104710.pdf

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