Building & Construction

The Technology & Construction Court has been a pioneer in developing alternative methods of dispute resolution act the complexity and cost of such litigation can be overwhelming.     Unfortunately arbitration is often almost as complex and costly as a trial.    Mediation has become a favoured option enabling the parties to find a reasonable solution in the large majority of cases.    (About 80% of cases that go to mediation reach a settlement.)

Sometimes disputes may arise during the course of a construction contract.   Discussions between architects, builders, sub-contractors and customers can break down escalating the problem and sowing the seeds of lengthy and expensive litigation at a later stage.     Mediation can be helpful to resolve issues long before the litigation stage.

The mediation techniques used are similar for all types of dispute, but it helps to have a mediator who knows the difference between a rafter and a purlin.

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