Conflict Avoidance and Alternative Dispute Resolution in the UK Construction Industry
This article focuses on conflict avoidance and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in the United Kingdom (UK) construction industry. It seeks to place the use of ADR in the UK in context and to analyse the dispute prevention techniques in standard form contracts. The article also considers the importance of, and processes involved in, mediation and statutory adjudication in construction disputes. It also discusses the key feature of dispute boards and their use in the UK.
Keywords: United Kingdom; conflict avoidance; ADR; adjudication; mediation; dispute boards; DABs; Construction Act; HGRA; HGCRA; NEC3; NEC4; BE Collaborative Contract; PPC2000.
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