A Comparative Study on the Use of ADR in Resolving Construction Dispute

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The construction industry has been infamous for being dispute prone. While Courtroom is conventionally accepted as the place for justice, many are dissatisfied with the extensive time and exorbitant cost involved. In his 2007-2008 Policy Address, the Chief Executive of the HKSAR pledged to develop mediation services in Hong Kong. This project seeks to examine if mediation is effective in dealing with construction disputes. A comparative study of the ways to address these disputes in other jurisdictions will firstly be conducted. Further research studies will also be proposed to harness the policy driven mediation movement in Hong Kong. The research team consists of experts in this field from Hong Kong U.K. and Singapore. Due to the nature of the study, desktop analysis complemented by the input of project team as well as focus group comprising representatives from the legal and construction professionals shall be the main research vehicles.


Project number7002498
Grant typeSRG
Effective start/end date1/04/097/09/11