Mediation is a powerful tool for tackling private disputes of all kinds, particularly where privacy is preferred and the parties need a viable continuing relationship. Mediation is a proven process that allows people and organizations in dispute to resolve their conflict themselves, making for better outcomes, saving time and money, and avoiding the risk and cost of litigation.
Almost every construction contract on large projects contains a mechanism for the
parties to resolve disputes. Many provide for multiple stages of dispute resolution, but
all aim to resolve disagreements as efficiently as possible to ensure the parties’ efforts
are focused on the project itself. This paper provides an overview of the CCDC regime and discuss some of the most commonly-seen alternatives.