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The Use of Mediation In Construction Disputes

by Geoff Sharp
May 2009

From the blog mediator blah...blah...

Geoff Sharp

If you are a construction mediator, you will want to read this 40 page 2009 report setting out the results of a research project conducted by The Centre of Construction Law and Dispute Resolution, King’s College London and The Technology and Construction Court.

"... Mediation was undertaken on the parties’ own initiative in the vast majority of cases. Of the successful mediations only 22% were undertaken as a result of the court suggesting it or due to an order of the court. Even where mediation was unsuccessful, 91% occurred as a result of the parties’ own initiative: only 1 out of 11 unsuccessful mediations was ordered by the court..." [read more]

Biography


Geoff Sharp is a Commercial Mediator from Wellington, New Zealand. Geoff works in the Asia Pacific region, including New Zealand, Malaysia, Thailand and Pacific Islands. He is a mediator resolving business problems. He is a fellow of the International Academy of Mediators and mediates complex and hotly debated litigation covering a wide range of subject matter from insurance disputes to historic sexual abuse claims.

Geoff is author of the award winning blog mediator blah...blah... a mediation blog experiment in reflective practice and the Mediation vBlog Project, a kind of mediation genome project by video blog.



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Website: www.geoffsharp.co.nz

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