The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 69 (1991) > Issues > Issue 11 > The Construction Disputes Resolution Group
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The Construction Disputes Resolution Group

Arbitration has long been the accepted method of resolving disputes in construction contracts, but its character has changed in the last 3 decades. In the years immediately after World War II parties in dispute would look to a senior member of a profession - architect, engineer or surveyor - to resolve their difficulties. In many arbitration hearings, lawyers had their part to play. They had the skill of presentation. They ensured that there were no departures from the law, but there were few complex legal arguments. The award was invariably made on the technical merits of the case. Kenneth Severn

Author(s): Severn, K

Keywords: disputes;conciliation;organisations