Our construction mediation research article is now published!

On 4 December 2014 our newsletter made reference to Chris Lenz’s research into the evaluative mediation model for Australian construction disputes, and his hope that it would be published in a peer reviewed journal.

The publishers of the Building and Construction Law Journal (Thomson Reuters) kindly published the research paper this week. The article’s name and the full citation is, Chris Lenz: Is evaluative mediation the preferred model for construction law disputes? (2015) 31 BCL 134.

Chris was very happy that it has been published because he said,
“This is a vitally important topic regarding productivity in the construction industry. I hope the article will stimulate interest and generate debate. Our sophisticated first-world economy is criticised for its high costs with sub-optimal productivity. Construction disputes adversely affect productivity. The industry participants and advisors are encouraged to engage in this debate, so as to positively influence productivity for the benefit of the industry, and Australia as a whole.”

As a nationally accredited mediator, solicitor and professional engineer, Chris can assist disputants in the industry by using either the facilitative or evaluative mediation models, requested by the parties, to facilitate dispute resolution.

Contact us on (07) 3220 0299 for further assistance.

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