Specific valuable features include the following:
- guidance on 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 and common standard forms;
- expert guidance on effective contract administration;
- step-by-step advice on the conduct of a construction arbitration; 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.