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Alternative Dispute Resolution

"The New CIArb Dispute Board Rules"

In this paper Nicholas Gould discusses dispute boards as a dispute resolution mechanism, and how the new CIArb Rules apply by comparison to the other leading forms of Dispute Board Rules. Nicholas has also produced a useful comparison table of Dispute Board Rules.

"DRBF Forum - 2014 Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Dispute Board Rules"

February 2015

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) produced and published in August 2014 a set of international commercial Dispute Board rules. Although a variety of Dispute Board rules already existed, they only focused on the construction industry. In addition, some rules are drafted as an integral part of a standard form contract while others can be incorporated. The new CIArb rules can now be used on any medium- or long-term project, whether construction, IT, commercial or otherwise.

"Dispute Resolution in the Construction Industry"

The intention at the outset of any construction contract is for the project to run as smoothly as possible with parties hopeful that the works will be completed on time and to budget. In this article Lyndon Smith summarises the main dispute resolution processes generally available in demolition and construction.

"Getting the Deal Through – Construction 2014"

February 2014

In this publication Stacy Sinclair answers questions on English law ranging from bribery to mediation and everything in between. Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. This article was first published in Getting the Deal Through – Construction 2014, (published in August, 2013; contributing editor: Robert S Peckar of Peckar & Abramson, PC). For further information please visit

"Disputes in the UK Construction Industry"

July 2013

Dispute in business is inevitable, and the construction industry is no different. Disputes arise within this sector for all sorts of reasons, with several possible ways by which to resolve them. However, although often resolvable, disputes inevitably bring many challenges and legal issues to take into consideration. In this Q&A, Simon Tolson talks to ‘Lawyer Monthly’ about his view on these issues.

"Technology: The unrealised challenge"

May 2013