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What is meant by Neutrality in Construction Mediation? by Dr Andrew Agapiou

What is meant by Neutrality in Construction Mediation? by Dr Andrew Agapiou

Join our free online course which delves into mediation and examines the meaning of neutrality in the process and how overlapping definitions have caused confusion.

The construction process is extremely complex, even for a small project. It involves the construction of a unique, high value, capital project in the open air. It requires input from various designers, such as architects, engineers and quantity surveyors, and a myriad of trades-people coordinated by a main contractor, who is effectively a manager of the process due to the universal practice of sub-contracting all trades. This complex process creates a huge number of interfaces which inevitably creates friction, which in turn causes disputes.   

The aim of this course is to give you an overview of the key principles of mediation and help understand the role of the mediator in the context of neutrality.

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Understand the role of the mediator in the context of neutrality.
  2. Explain the impact of neutrality on the disputing parties.

 Enrol for your free place here

About the author 

Dr Andrew Agapiou is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Architecture, University of Strathclyde. He delivers the Professional Studies programme to both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Architecture. Andrew has also lectured on the LLM Construction Law programme within Strathclyde's Law School. He is an Associate Member of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

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