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One of the major problems facing the construction industry today is disputes. They occupy enormous amounts of time and cost the industry vast sums of money. This book provides guidance and explanation on the various aspects of construction disputes, and should inform the reader as to how best to avoid disputes or to achieve a rapid resolution if already involved in a case. It describes the various stages available for dispute resolution, used as a sequential process, which is designed to commence with private negotiation followed by mediation, conciliation, adjudication, arbitration and, finally, to proceedings in court.;The authors are currently all active in the construction industry, and are all deeply involved in all the processes covered. The book brings together a wealth of experience and advice which should prove useful to anyone in the industry or students on appropriate courses. It forms a guide for construction practitioners, at whatever stage of their professional development, and should assist their understanding of the whole process of dispute resolution, in language to which they can relate.