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Archive for August, 2009

Multi-party mediations: controlling the crowds

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Abigail Lange, associate, Berwin Leighton Paisner:

Mediation is widely used in the construction industry to resolve construction disputes.¬†Between a third to a half of the disputes that we are involved in are mediated at some point and our experience of this form of ADR is that it can prove successful, even in the most unlikely of circumstances. (more…)

JCT Project Bank Account documentation: do the payment provisions work?

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

John Hughes-D’Aeth, partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner:

In last week’s post¬†I explained the format and purpose of the JCT’s Project Bank Account documentation (PBA) and pointed out problems with its trust provisions. This week I consider the PBA’s provisions for payment into the project account. (more…)