The value of mediation has been widely acknowledged worldwide, as shown by the number of jurisdictions in which the courts enforce obligations on parties to negotiate and adopt mediation to settle construction disputes. This book examines the expansion and development of court-connected construction mediation provisions across a number of jurisdictions, including the England and Wales, the USA, South Africa and Hong Kong. It includes contributions from academics and professionals in six different countries to produce a truly international comparative study, which is of high importance to construction managers as well as legal professionals.
Preface 1. Court-connected Mediation Practice in Perspective 2. Court-connected Construction Mediation Practice in England and Wales 3. Court- connected Mediation in South Africa 4. Court- connected Mediation for Construction Dispute in Hong Kong 5. Court- connected Mediation for Construction Disputes in the USA 6. Conclusions: A Research Roadmap Court-Connected Mediation