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Are we all in the wrong job? Reflections on Construction Dispute Resolution

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Professor John Uff QC

July 2001

A paper based on the talk given to a joint meeting of the Society of
Construction Law and the Society of Construction Arbitrators in London
on 3rd July 2001.

The author reflects that construction law attracts professionals from
all parts of the construction industry, as well as different sorts of
lawyers, academics and judges, and that many participants begin their
association in one role, but then become attracted to another. He goes
on to suggest that most participants are in the wrong job and considers
how each profession might help the industry resolve its problems.

Introduction - Quantity surveyors - Consulting engineers
- Architects - Accountants - Lawyers - Arbitrators
- Adjudicators - Mediators and conciliators - Judges
- Conclusions.

The author:. Professor John Uff QC is a practising barrister, arbitrator
and Nash Professor of Construction Law at King's College, London.

Text 17 pages.

PDF file size: 87k