Appropriate Dispute Resolution and Mediation

Engineering context

Full legal proceedings are expensive, uncertain and time-consuming. Anecdotally, however, most forms of alternative dispute resolution save both cost and time and preserve contractual relationships.

This one-day workshop will look at recent trends in Australia and examine alternative approaches to litigation. It will cover the very nature of a dispute, dispute management, negotiation and conflict resolution.

Considering the various approaches to managing contract disputes and negotiations, you will look at mediation, adjudication, arbitration, negotiation, expert determination, dispute resolution boards and the various matrix models. The workshop will cover the relative strengths and weaknesses of each approach, and when to use each.

Once you’ve completed the workshop, you’ll be able to differentiate between the various types of dispute resolution and know when to use them; identify principle-based negotiation and refine your negotiation skills; interpret the elements and provisions of a contract; recognise the fundamental components of dispute resolution legislation and apply conflict resolution techniques to workplace scenarios.

Appropriate Dispute Resolution and Mediation
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We can bring this course direct to you and your organisation. For groups of six or more we provide cost-effective, customised and outcome-focused in-house training.

Find out more about how we can help you and your team by completing an enquiry form or calling us on +61 3 9321 1700.

Is this course for you?

If you’re a contract administrator, contract manager, engineer, superintendent, designer, principal or you’re involved in drafting or delivering projects under contracts, this workshop will be valuable. 

Your facilitator for this course

Sean McCarthy is a Senior Solicitor with Doyles Construction Lawyers, providing advice on construction contracts and dispute settlement.

He has advised both government and private sector clients on a host of major projects and claims. He worked in the building and construction industry for many years before studying law. He is also a Director of the Society of Construction Law Australia, and an active and eager educator on construction matters.

Sean, a qualified training professional, brings an enthusiastic and participative approach to all the courses he facilitates.

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