The Law of Construction Disputes

Now in a fully updated third edition, The Law of Construction Disputes is a leading source of authoritative and detailed information on construction law including contracts, third parties, pursuing claims and dispute resolution.

Author: Cyril Chern

Publisher: Informa Law from Routledge

ISBN: 1032176938

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Now in a fully updated third edition, The Law of Construction Disputes is a leading source of authoritative and detailed information on construction law including contracts, third parties, pursuing claims and dispute resolution.
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Construction Law and Practice

The work is in two volumes: Volume One covers the General Principles of contract law, whilst Volume Two offers guidance on Specific Contracts, namely contractual issues in specific industry sectors. (Volume One of the work is available as a ...

Author: Edward Banyard Smith

Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell

ISBN: 9781908239099

Category: Construction industry

Page: 312

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Chitty on Contracts is the single most pre-eminent reference work on the whole range of English contract law available anywhere in the common law world. It has been used for generations by lawyers as the leading guide to contracts, and is relied on to provide insight and aid in knotty areas of the law. The work is in two volumes: Volume One covers the General Principles of contract law, whilst Volume Two offers guidance on Specific Contracts, namely contractual issues in specific industry sectors. (Volume One of the work is available as a standalone for those who need coverage of the general principles of contract law only).
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Construction Disputes

Although intended primarily to assist attorneys, this book also provides a useful desk reference for anyone whose activities touch on long-term contract matters and gives individual contractors a better understanding of how their actions ...

Author: Robert F. Cushman

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer

ISBN: 9780735521742

Category: Law

Page: 821

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In compiling the third and entirely revised edition of Construction Disputes: Representing the Contractor, the editors have sought out as specialists in their field: contributing authors who are not only experienced in resolving construction disputes but also known and respected for their expertise in specific critical areas commonly encountered in construction litigation. Although intended primarily to assist attorneys, this book also provides a useful desk reference for anyone whose activities touch on long-term contract matters and gives individual contractors a better understanding of how their actions may affect this increasingly important part of operations.
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Chern on Dispute Boards

This book provides an in depth analysis of dispute board law and detailed, practical explanations of how dispute boards work in construction contracts for those actively involved. as well as for those who need to learn the process.

Author: Cyril Chern

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119951995

Category: Technology & Engineering

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A dispute board is a panel of impartial members, appointed at the outset of the construction contract, whose purpose is to monitor progress, resolve disputes as they arise and provide a forum for discussing difficult matters. This book provides an in depth analysis of dispute board law and detailed, practical explanations of how dispute boards work in construction contracts for those actively involved. as well as for those who need to learn the process. Important features of the book include: Explanation of how a dispute board works: Insider knowledge of board operations: Key documents to run a dispute board: Detailed discussion of dispute board law (covering key jurisdictions worldwide): Forms of practice and procedure, and sample documents Reviews of the previous edition "Chern's book provides an extremely practical guide, covering not only an introduction to the process but also providing check lists and sample documentation.... This book will be welcome by practitioners in the area and newcomers to the dispute board process." —The International Journal of Arbitration, Mediation and Dispute Management, November 2009 "This book will provide a very useful, perhaps essential, guide to parties commissioning large capital construction projects, those advising them and those bidding to carry out such works, and importantly, the project funders." —The Expert & Dispute Resolver "This is a must-have book for grown up contractors" —Tony Bingham, Building "His timely work ...concentrating on what may prove to be the primary means of dispute resolution for major international construction projects is to be welcomed." —HHJ Humphrey Lloyd, QC, The International Construction Law Review "This excellent book on Dispute Boards is a must for every construction lawyer, engineer, architect and contractor who is either involved in Dispute Boards or wants to be" —Herbert Wilson, The Journal of the Dispute Board Federation
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International Construction Arbitration Law

Lawyers in private practice embarking on a construction dispute for the first time will also find this book of value, as will students of dispute resolution.

Author: Jane Jenkins

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9789403530444

Category: Law

Page: 528

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Arbitration in Context Series Volume 1 There is probably no area of activity more in need of reliable dispute resolution procedures than construction projects, especially if more than one jurisdiction is involved. The third edition of this eminently practical guide greatly facilitates the process for all parties concerned. The text, updated to include the latest edition of arbitral rules and introducing the Prague Rules, considers the full range of available dispute resolution methods, including mediation, conciliation and determination by dispute review boards, before focusing specifically on arbitration. The book then looks in detail at all aspects of arbitration, from commencement of proceedings, selection of the tribunal, through preparation and collection of the evidence necessary in complex construction cases, to common procedural issues, the conduct of the hearing, the effect of the award, challenges to it and its enforcement. The third edition addresses fresh thinking on MedArb, guidance on preparation for and conduct of virtual hearings in the wake of COVID-19, technological advances to assist collection and presentation of evidence, litigation funding and includes a new chapter on the role of arbitration in tender disputes. Specific valuable features include the following: guidance on the drafting of dispute resolution provisions designed to minimise disputes and facilitate their swift resolution; flowcharts to illustrate the stages in dispute procedures and arbitration; a comparison between common law and civil law approaches to key concepts; details of the key features of a construction contract, common standard forms and procurement structures; expert guidance on effective contract administration; step-by-step advice on the conduct of a construction arbitration to maximise efficiency; and coverage of particular issues thrown up by complex construction disputes which differentiate them from other commercial disputes, with guidelines on how to approach such issues in the presentation before a tribunal. As an easy-to-use resource for both general counsel and the lawyers in private practice, this book has no peers. It has proved to be of particular value to commercial contract negotiators and corporate counsel who may have many years of experience but have not had to live through a construction dispute or manage a construction contract during the life of a project. Lawyers in private practice embarking on a construction dispute for the first time will also find this book of value, as will students of dispute resolution.
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Construction Litigation

Intended primarily to assist attorneys, this book also provides a useful desk reference to anyone whose activities touch a long-term contract matters and provides a solid frame-work for understanding how actions may affect this important ...

Author: Robert F. Cushman

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer

ISBN: 9780735549500

Category: Law

Page: 541

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Written by a team of authors who are not only experienced in resolving construction disputes, but also are known and respected for their expertise in specific areas commonly encountered in construction litigation, Construction Litigation: Representing the Owner is an ideal reference and resource. Intended primarily to assist attorneys, this book also provides a useful desk reference to anyone whose activities touch a long-term contract matters and provides a solid frame-work for understanding how actions may affect this important part of operations.
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Multi Party and Multi Contract Arbitration in the Construction Industry

Multi-Party and Multi-Contract Arbitration in the Construction Industry provides the first detailed review of multi-party arbitration in the international construction sector.

Author: Dimitar Kondev

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119251729

Category: Law

Page: 408

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Multi-Party and Multi-Contract Arbitration in the Construction Industry provides the first detailed review of multi-party arbitration in the international construction sector. Highly practical in approach, the detailed interpretation and assessment of the arbitration of multi-party disputes will facilitate understanding and decision making by arbitrators, clients and construction contractors.
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Construction Disputes

All areas of construction litigation are covered in this two-volume set, starting with case analysis, pretrial activities, and special forum issues.

Author: Thomas J. Kelleher

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer

ISBN: 0735530084

Category: Law

Page: 1032

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All areas of construction litigation are covered in this two-volume set, starting with case analysis, pretrial activities, and special forum issues. The authors continue with an in-depth discussion of the difficult presentation issues for delay and acceleration claims, lost productivity claims, and establishing damages. The final section of the text covers trial and other issues, including direct and cross-examination, appeals, and settlement and releases. Practical examples of, and checklists for, the drafting of many of the key documents used in construction litigation are also included.
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The Law of Construction Disputes

Since Dispute Boards are governed by the law of the country in which the underlying contract is also governed, the basis of its decisions and rulings should follow those of the “host” country. Generally, this is governed by the ...

Author: Cyril Chern

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781317433460

Category: Law

Page: 648

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Now in a fully updated second edition, The Law of Construction Disputes is a leading source of authoritative and detailed information on the whole area of construction law including contracts and their performance, third parties, pursuing claims and dispute resolution. It covers the construction dispute process by analysing the main areas from which disputes arise, up to date case law, and how to effectively deal with construction project disputes once they have arisen. This edition expands on advanced practitioner issues, as well as the emerging law of construction disputes on an international basis and gives the practitioner all the case law needed in one concise volume. The book examines the methods and methodology of construction law, not only for a common law context, but also under other legal systems. Readers will be guided through the various international contract formats governing construction, alongside applicable case law. Additionally, they will be shown the correct contract provisions and forms used to prevent disputes from escalating in order to reach successful conclusions without litigation. Including expert advice and many relevant reference materials, this book is an extremely helpful guide to legal practitioners and construction professionals.
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Causation and Delay in Construction Disputes

This book provides the construction professional with an analysis of how construction projects become delayed, the practical measures which can be taken to avoid such delays, and how the parties can protect their positions in the face of ...

Author: Nicholas J. Carnell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470759349

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

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Building contract claims for more time on projects represent one of the largest sources of dispute within the industry. However, identifying the causes of delays, and the effects they have on the project, is often difficult and the burden on the party seeking to prove delay is a heavy one. This book provides the construction professional with an analysis of how construction projects become delayed, the practical measures which can be taken to avoid such delays, and how the parties can protect their positions in the face of delays. It goes on to look at the requirements for producing a successful claim. It provides a straightforward guide to the legal issues, and also considers how the effects of delays can most practically be addressed. The Second Edition takes account of new case law since 1999, and has new sections on adjudication, risk allocations and the Society of Construction Law Delay Protocol. Very well received when it was first published, the book is aimed particularly at contractors, project managers and senior surveyors, but will also be of interest to construction lawyers.
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AAA Handbook on Construction Arbitration and ADR Second Edition

Assembled from Dispute Resolution Journal - the flagship publication of the American Arbitration Association - the chapters in the Handbook have all, where necessary, been revised and updated prior to publication.

Author: American Arbitration Association

Publisher: Juris Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781933833514

Category: Law

Page: 554

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Assembled from Dispute Resolution Journal - the flagship publication of the American Arbitration Association - the chapters in the Handbook have all, where necessary, been revised and updated prior to publication. The book is succinct, comprehensive and a practical introduction to the use of arbitration and ADR, written by leading practitioners and scholars. The Handbook begins with chapters on specific strategies and tools to help manage risks and avoid disputes in the construction field. It discusses ADR as it relates to subcontracting and labor disputes, the use of a neutral architect, the importance of site visits, and the significance of understanding ADR procedures before agreeing to them. The option of using mediation to resolve disputes is explored, including guidelines and tools for successful mediation, the expert’s role in construction mediation, and what works and what doesn’t work in construction disputes. The use of arbitration is also looked at in depth and guidance is provided for both the arbitrator and for the advocate. There is an entire section devoted to partnering (the creation of a working relationship between a building owner and a contractor which further involves subcontractors, design professionals, and other agencies), discussing its benefits and providing useful tips. Lastly, advice is provided for both small and complex construction claims, and the use of Dispute Review Boards (comprising panels of three technically qualified neutral individuals). The chapters were selected from an extensive body of writings and, in the main, represent world-class assessments of arbitration and ADR practice. All the major facets of the field are addressed and provide the reader with comprehensive and accurate information, lucid evaluations, and an indication of future developments. They not only acquaint, but also ground the reader in the field.
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Taxmann s Construction Arbitration Delays Disputes Resolution 2021 Edition

This book has been conceived to address a particularly pressing aspect of ‘disputes in constructions projects’.

Author: Dr. S.B. Saraswat

Publisher: Taxmann Publications Private Limited

ISBN: 9788194924609

Category: Law

Page: 48

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This book has been conceived to address a particularly pressing aspect of ‘disputes in constructions projects’. It provides a practical guide & follows a very systematic approach, to dispute resolution, through mediation, conciliation and arbitration, under the construction contracts. It covers all aspects of the causes of delay including coverage of delay analysis report, the various disputes, and the arbitration process for satisfactory & faster resolution. This book is based on issues relating to major EPC projects of process industries such as steel, petrochemical, power plants, etc. It also covers issues relating to the infrastructure sector in private and public sectors. This book will be useful for persons involved in construction arbitration, lawyers, project professionals, arbitrators, students and academicians. The Present Publications is the 1st Edition, incorporating analysis of problems of the construction sector and their impact along with analysis of 10 case studies while attempting to cull out the necessary principles involved in the execution of the projects. The key features of this book are as follows: • In the introduction, the current scenario of construction sector has been discussed, along-with the problems faced by them and its impact on country’s growth/GDP. • [Delay Analysis Report] Project finalization & execution has also been briefly addressed, along with detailed description of possible reasons of conflicts and disputes in large projects. It also includes Delay Analysis Report (‘DAR’) detailing all the delays which take place in construction projects. • [Preparation of Claims with Examples] Preparation of claims and counter claims has been elucidated (with examples) along-with organizing the evidence for construction arbitration. • Use of Alternate Dispute Resolution (‘ADR’) mechanism, for dispute resolution has been discussed. • [Case Studies] are provided, that compare the project execution methodology, concerning private and public sectors and the outcomes of projects. • [Simple & Lucid Presentation of Text] Technical, contractual & commercial reasons for delay in projects have been described in simple language, which can be understood by lawyers, arbitrators, and laymen working in the construction industry The contents of the book are as follows: • Impact of disputes in construction sector • Ideal needs of successful project execution • Overview of projects and construction sector in India • Types of construction contracts – Traditional • Projects execution in India – Status • General process of finalization of EPC contract for large projects • Stakeholders in EPC project • Analysis and comparison of salient features of different EPC contracts • Critical examination, comparison and review of major clauses of EPC project contracts • Brutal global impact of COVID-19 • Force majeure in Indian projects due to COVID-19 • Project monitoring & control • Pre-requisites for successful completion of an EPC project • Case studies of project execution detailing the methodology of execution, elements of delay and potentialities of disputes in projects • Conclusions drawn from the case studies of project execution • Common clauses of delays in EPC projects • Preparation of project Delay Reports • Delay analyzing techniques in construction projects • Delay in construction contracts – A Legal View • Construction dispute resolution as per Alternate Dispute Resolution mechanism • Settlement of construction dispute through Negotiation • Settlement of construction dispute through Mediation • Settlement of construction dispute through Conciliation • Settlement of construction dispute through Arbitration • Indian Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act, 2019 a reflection • Claim in a construction project • Need for evidence in construction arbitration Reviewed by Justice Dipak Mishra | Former Chief Justice of India After reading the book, I am tempted to say that though it focuses on a very prosaic subject, yet there is “something” in it that makes it interesting for the readers. And any reader can find that “something” only after studying the book. It is a must read for the students, practitioners and academicians involved in the field. I so recommend as the author is consistently guided by the motto, “quality speaks for itself”. The author’s intention is to assist and educate. I have deliberately used both the words because I am of the view that this book should be read by some with the vision of an Argus-eyed personality and some should study with humility. The author deals with many facets with admirable precision. One may consider his delineation with regard to the conception of delay. He has commandedly adverted to “Common Causes of delay in EPC Projects”. I am certain that anyone arguing a matter before a Tribunal or Court will be extremely benefitted. The author’s case study has its own impact and reaffirms the old saying “Example is better than Precept”. He believes in the concept “successful project execution is more than a written piece of contract”. This statement by Dr. Saraswat deserves to be a quotation. Reviewed by Justice B.B. Srikrishna | Former Judge | Supreme Court of India Dr. S.B. Saraswat is a technocrat with extensive experience of four decades in public as well as private sector industries in India and abroad. He was actively involved in successful execution of many large projects in Steel, Power and Petroleum sectors. His long experience in their execution has exposed him to various kinds of disputes faced as client and as contractor. This book is the result of his rich experience of dispute resolution by arbitration in the construction industry and reflects his insights on aspects of delays, disputes & their resolution. Apart from general discussion of the arbitral mechanics in such disputes, the book focusses on the nature of construction contracts, the likely pitfalls therein, the force majeure clauses in such contracts, project control and monitoring, common causes of delay in EPC contracts, delay analysis techniques, techniques of ADR, nature of claims, their submission and the evidence required to substantiate the claims in light of the legal provisions of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 and other applicable laws. Reviewed by Justice Deepak Verma | Former Judge | Supreme Court of India This book by Dr. S.B. Saraswat encapsulates the following: • The problems of the construction sector and their impact has been analyzed in detail. • First it has been advised that disputes should be resolved mutually among stakeholders failing which mediation and conciliation should be adopted. Procedures for the same have been described in the book. • It is a fact that large construction projects in India are invariably delayed due to a variety of reasons. This book contains all the possible reasons for the delay in the project. Further, the book also spells out an action plan to avoid such delays. • The book has handled the delay analysis through various delay techniques normally adopted as a standard practice. Delay in the projects has been described in a comprehensible manner that can be easily understood by lawyers, arbitrators and laymen working in the construction industry. • The book also analyses 10(ten) case studies while attempting to cull out the necessary principles involved in the execution of the projects. • Preparation of claims has been dealt with in the book and explained with suitable examples. • Utility of evidences to substantiate the claims have been incorporated. • The book discusses ADR techniques like Negotiation, Mediation, Conciliation and Arbitration to resolve construction disputes. Reviewed by Justice A.K. Sikri | Former Judge | Supreme Court of India Understanding the need to have some authentic book to guide and help all the stakeholders, Dr. S.B. Saraswat has laboured to produce the book at hand which specifically takes care of issues relating to construction arbitration. The three major elements in this field as mentioned above, viz., delays in such projects, nature of disputes and the resolution thereof through arbitration are the themes which are very deftly articulated and presented in a manner which can easily be absorbed by the readers. A distinguished feature of the book is that the scope is not confined to use of ADR mechanisms for dispute resolution (which includes mediation as well as arbitration), but contains an in- depth analysis into the causes leading to such disputes. This becomes important to ensure ‘Dispute Avoidance’, wherever possible. In case of disputes, the book acts as a helpful guide for the disputants in the manner in which claims should be preferred or the defences be offered. It also guides the stakeholders the manner in which evidence needs to be organised or supporting the claims or defending the claims.
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Construction Arbitration in Central and Eastern Europe

Thus, this timely book provides a combination of local expertise and cross-jurisdictional perspectives on topics that most often emerge in construction disputes and which resonate far beyond the specific region covered.

Author: Crina Baltag

Publisher: Kluwer Law International

ISBN: 9403503319

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Page: 312

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Construction Arbitration in Central and Eastern Europe' takes a close look at the contemporary topics in construction arbitration and related procedures, with a focus on Central and Eastern Europe. Complex construction projects often give rise to disputes which are usually submitted to dispute boards and arbitration for their resolution. The successful execution of a construction project is inextricably linked to the management of risks and the expeditious settlement of any disputes that may arise. In this regard, the wealth of experience gained by Central and Eastern European practitioners in dealing with complex issues arising in construction projects is highly relevant to international arbitration. Thus, this timely book provides a combination of local expertise and cross-jurisdictional perspectives on topics that most often emerge in construction disputes, which resonate far beyond the specific regions covered.
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Mediation in the Construction Industry

This book identifies the emerging international practices within construction mediation, and seeks solutions to the many legal and commercial challenges which they pose.

Author: Penny Brooker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134029297

Category: Law

Page: 224

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The application of construction dispute procedures has changed dramatically in the last decade. This has resulted in an increased use of Alternative Dispute Resolution in many countries, and mediation in particular. Construction is one of the major industries using mediation, in the UK and in many other countries such as the US, China, Australia and New Zealand. This expansion in mediation has been helped by encouragement from governments, although it takes diverse forms in different legal jurisdictions, for example: court rules to encourage this use (as in the US and UK); the courts’ own mediation schemes or programmes, or legislation-backed programmes; or the use of industry driven mediation clauses in standard form contracts. These developments have taken place extremely rapidly. They represent significant changes to the legal environment within which the international construction industry conducts its business but, to date, there has been little research on their impact. All these initiatives have inevitably led to a developing legal jurisprudence concerned with the validity of contract clauses or with providing statutory interpretation of the rules requiring or governing practice. This has important consequences for the construction industry because legal uncertainty increases the likelihood of dispute, which is not only costly for the disputants but can be damaging to national and global economies. This book identifies the emerging international practices within construction mediation, and seeks solutions to the many legal and commercial challenges which they pose. It presents an international collection of reviews by experts, and allows a comparative commentary on the practice of construction mediation and the legal challenges facing its development.
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ADR

Author: American Arbitration Association

Publisher: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company

ISBN: CORNELL:31924078633926

Category: Law

Page: 408

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Negotiating Construction Law Disputes

Featuring partners and chairs from some of the nations leading law firms, these experts guide the reader through developing a client strategy, drafting contracts, and minimizing risks.

Author: Aspatore Books

Publisher:

ISBN: 0314989773

Category: Law

Page: 234

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Negotiating Construction Law Disputes is an authoritative, insiders perspective on best practices for understanding and resolving the common issues that arise in construction disputes. Featuring partners and chairs from some of the nations leading law firms, these experts guide the reader through developing a client strategy, drafting contracts, and minimizing risks. From analyzing contract language to understanding the relationships of various parties involved, these leaders offer expertise on evaluating the scope of a contract, understanding a contractor's performance obligations, analyzing contract provisions, and identifying the source of project delays. These top experts offer a clear understanding of the various local, state, and federal laws involved that surround issues such as building codes, ordinances, zoning, and the environment. Additionally, these top lawyers give tips on evaluating insurance and indemnification, maximizing mediation and arbitration, and forecasting current trends. Finally, these experts evaluate the role of the owner and design professional, general contractor, subcontractors, government agencies, and the lawyer. The different niches represented and the breadth of perspectives presented enable readers to get inside some of the great legal minds of today as these experienced lawyers offer up their thoughts around the keys to navigating an increasingly-enforced and ever-changing area of law.
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Transnational Construction Arbitration

The book covers the role of arbitral institutions, arbitration and dispute resolution clauses, expert evidence, dispute adjudication boards and emergency arbitrator procedures, investment arbitration and the enforcement of arbitral awards.

Author: Renato Nazzini

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351984065

Category: Law

Page: 266

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Transnational Construction Arbitration addresses topical issues in the field of dispute resolution in construction contracts from an international perspective. The book covers the role of arbitral institutions, arbitration and dispute resolution clauses, expert evidence, dispute adjudication boards and emergency arbitrator procedures, investment arbitration and the enforcement of arbitral awards. These topics are addressed by leading experts in the field, thus providing an insightful analysis that should be of interest for practitioners and academics alike.
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The Expert Witness in Construction Disputes

This book takes account of all these changes, taking the expert stage by stage through his or her duties, from the investigation, preparation and exchange of expert reports, disclosure of documents, the importance of different types of ...

Author: Michael P. Reynolds

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470680209

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 240

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The role of the expert witness has long been important in construction litigation and arbitration and most other types of dispute resolution. Today there is a heavier burden on experts because of the diversity of the appropriate dispute process and the added responsibility this brings. The Woolf reforms and the introduction of the Civil Procedure Rules are having a major impact on the role of the expert witnesses. No longer is the expert accountable just to the client but directly owes a duty to the court. In the smaller value claim a new opportunity of acting as single joint expert arises where the parties can save time and money. There is greater flexibility in arbitration under the Arbitration Act 1996 and a need for expert evidence in the statutory process of adjudication. This book takes account of all these changes, taking the expert stage by stage through his or her duties, from the investigation, preparation and exchange of expert reports, disclosure of documents, the importance of different types of evidence, to preparation for the hearing itself and the giving of oral evidence. The appendices feature appropriate references to the Civil Procedure Rules, guidelines for experts, protocols and other materials of practical interest. Throughout, reference is made to relevant case law.
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