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Mediation of Construction Disputes [electronic resource].

By: Material type: Computer fileComputer filePublisher number: 9781405169318Publication details: Chicester : John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 2009.ISBN:
  • 9781444302547
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Mediation of Construction DisputesDDC classification:
  • 343.41/078624 343.41078624
LOC classification:
  • KD1641.R534 2008
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Contents:
Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter 1 The Construction Industry Is Great at Dispute Creation; 1.1 Contract; 1.1.1 The 'no contract' scenario; 1.1.2 The 'is there/is there not a contract' scenario; 1.1.3 Incompatible contracts; 1.1.4 All-risk contracts; 1.1.5 Unrealistic performance criteria; 1.2 Finance; 1.2.1 A low-margin industry; 1.2.2 Claim culture; 1.2.3 The squeeze game; 1.3 Culture; 1.3.1 Adversarial; 1.3.2 Fragmented; 1.3.3 High failure rate; 1.3.4 Complexity; 1.3.5 Incurable optimism; 1.4 External factors; 1.4.1 Weather-sensitive; 1.4.2 Consultants
1.4.3 Government legislation1.5 Why people get into disputes; 1.5.1 Communication; 1.5.2 Personality; 1.5.3 Interpretation; Chapter 1 in a nutshell; Chapter 2 The Dispute Resolution Options; 2.1 Consensual methods of resolving disputes; 2.1.1 Negotiation; 2.1.2 Conciliation; 2.1.3 Mediation; 2.1.4 Arb/Med and Adj/Med; 2.1.5 Court settlement procedure; 2.2 Resolving disputes through recommendation; 2.2.1 Neutral fact-finding; 2.2.2 Dispute review boards; 2.2.3 Early neutral evaluation (also judicial appraisal); 2.2.4 Mediator recommendation; 2.2.5 Conciliation
2.3 Imposed solutions to disputes2.3.1 Med/Arb and Med/Adj; 2.3.2 Adjudication; 2.3.3 Ombudsman; 2.3.4 Expert determination; 2.3.5 Tribunals; 2.3.6 Arbitration; 2.3.7 Litigation; 2.4 Why traditional methods fail the parties; 2.4.1 Inherent injustice; 2.4.2 Cost and time; 2.4.3 Adjudication is not the 'saviour'; 2.5 The better options for dispute resolution; 2.5.1 Consensual processes; 2.5.2 Partnering; 2.5.3 Dispute avoidance; Chapter 2 in a nutshell; Chapter 3 The Case for the Mediation of Construction Disputes; 3.1 Better deals; 3.2 Speed and economy; 3.3 Flexibility in process and outcome
3.4 Finality of outcome3.5 Mediator 'added value'; 3.6 Getting off the treadmill; 3.7 Ongoing relationships; 3.8 Day in court; 3.9 Commercial v. Legal; 3.10 The arguments against mediation; 3.10.1 It adds another layer of cost; 3.10.2 It is too 'touchy-feely'; 3.10.3 Mediation is non-binding so has no teeth; 3.10.4 Mediation is all about compromise; 3.10.5 Mediation is all talk, no commitment; Chapter 3 in a nutshell; Chapter 4 Preparing for Mediation; 4.1 Typical framework; 4.2 Stages of mediation; 4.3 Preparation by the mediator; 4.4 Preparation by the parties; 4.4.1 When to mediate
4.4.2 How long should the mediation take?4.4.3 Who to choose as mediator; 4.4.4 Mediator fees; 4.4.5 Co-mediation; 4.4.6 Assistant mediators; 4.4.7 Conflicts of interest; 4.4.8 Documents; 4.4.9 Where to mediate; 4.4.10 Who attends?; 4.4.11 Authority; 4.4.12 Who presents?; 4.4.13 Dry run?; 4.4.14 Pre-mediation meeting; 4.4.15 Pre-mediation contact; 4.4.16 The mediation agreement; 4.4.17 Risk analysis; 4.4.18 Anticipate the settlement; Chapter 4 in a nutshell; Chapter 5 Presenting at the Mediation; 5.1 Arrival; 5.2 Pre-meeting; 5.3 Initial joint meeting; 5.4 Using the joint meeting
5.5 Exploring stage
Summary: This book is written for users of mediation, whether they be a party, an advisor or an expert. It should also be of help to commercial mediators who have no specialism in construction. Its aim is to encourage confidence in the mediation process and to ensure that those who do use mediation to resolve their disputes do so effectively and so are able to maximise the opportunities that mediation offers.
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Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter 1 The Construction Industry Is Great at Dispute Creation; 1.1 Contract; 1.1.1 The 'no contract' scenario; 1.1.2 The 'is there/is there not a contract' scenario; 1.1.3 Incompatible contracts; 1.1.4 All-risk contracts; 1.1.5 Unrealistic performance criteria; 1.2 Finance; 1.2.1 A low-margin industry; 1.2.2 Claim culture; 1.2.3 The squeeze game; 1.3 Culture; 1.3.1 Adversarial; 1.3.2 Fragmented; 1.3.3 High failure rate; 1.3.4 Complexity; 1.3.5 Incurable optimism; 1.4 External factors; 1.4.1 Weather-sensitive; 1.4.2 Consultants

1.4.3 Government legislation1.5 Why people get into disputes; 1.5.1 Communication; 1.5.2 Personality; 1.5.3 Interpretation; Chapter 1 in a nutshell; Chapter 2 The Dispute Resolution Options; 2.1 Consensual methods of resolving disputes; 2.1.1 Negotiation; 2.1.2 Conciliation; 2.1.3 Mediation; 2.1.4 Arb/Med and Adj/Med; 2.1.5 Court settlement procedure; 2.2 Resolving disputes through recommendation; 2.2.1 Neutral fact-finding; 2.2.2 Dispute review boards; 2.2.3 Early neutral evaluation (also judicial appraisal); 2.2.4 Mediator recommendation; 2.2.5 Conciliation

2.3 Imposed solutions to disputes2.3.1 Med/Arb and Med/Adj; 2.3.2 Adjudication; 2.3.3 Ombudsman; 2.3.4 Expert determination; 2.3.5 Tribunals; 2.3.6 Arbitration; 2.3.7 Litigation; 2.4 Why traditional methods fail the parties; 2.4.1 Inherent injustice; 2.4.2 Cost and time; 2.4.3 Adjudication is not the 'saviour'; 2.5 The better options for dispute resolution; 2.5.1 Consensual processes; 2.5.2 Partnering; 2.5.3 Dispute avoidance; Chapter 2 in a nutshell; Chapter 3 The Case for the Mediation of Construction Disputes; 3.1 Better deals; 3.2 Speed and economy; 3.3 Flexibility in process and outcome

3.4 Finality of outcome3.5 Mediator 'added value'; 3.6 Getting off the treadmill; 3.7 Ongoing relationships; 3.8 Day in court; 3.9 Commercial v. Legal; 3.10 The arguments against mediation; 3.10.1 It adds another layer of cost; 3.10.2 It is too 'touchy-feely'; 3.10.3 Mediation is non-binding so has no teeth; 3.10.4 Mediation is all about compromise; 3.10.5 Mediation is all talk, no commitment; Chapter 3 in a nutshell; Chapter 4 Preparing for Mediation; 4.1 Typical framework; 4.2 Stages of mediation; 4.3 Preparation by the mediator; 4.4 Preparation by the parties; 4.4.1 When to mediate

4.4.2 How long should the mediation take?4.4.3 Who to choose as mediator; 4.4.4 Mediator fees; 4.4.5 Co-mediation; 4.4.6 Assistant mediators; 4.4.7 Conflicts of interest; 4.4.8 Documents; 4.4.9 Where to mediate; 4.4.10 Who attends?; 4.4.11 Authority; 4.4.12 Who presents?; 4.4.13 Dry run?; 4.4.14 Pre-mediation meeting; 4.4.15 Pre-mediation contact; 4.4.16 The mediation agreement; 4.4.17 Risk analysis; 4.4.18 Anticipate the settlement; Chapter 4 in a nutshell; Chapter 5 Presenting at the Mediation; 5.1 Arrival; 5.2 Pre-meeting; 5.3 Initial joint meeting; 5.4 Using the joint meeting

5.5 Exploring stage

This book is written for users of mediation, whether they be a party, an advisor or an expert. It should also be of help to commercial mediators who have no specialism in construction. Its aim is to encourage confidence in the mediation process and to ensure that those who do use mediation to resolve their disputes do so effectively and so are able to maximise the opportunities that mediation offers.