Important COVID-19 Update

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These are certainly challenging times for us all.

We are committed to doing everything we can to prioritise the wellbeing of our people, those who use our services and their representatives and the communities we serve to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Saturday, our people will begin working remotely from today, Monday 23 March.

Having well developed online dispute resolution options, it will in many ways be business as usual for us as we focus on providing a seamless service, regardless of where our Registry staff, adjudicators, arbitrators and mediators are working.

We know you are working through similar challenges to ours and that these are uncertain times for everyone. From all of us here we send our thoughts to you, your teams and families.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance to you and we will keep you informed with any further updates.

Arb-Med: a brief overview

Arb-Med: a brief overview

Arb-Med, when structured and delivered in a way that ensures procedural certainty and efficacy, can provide disputing parties with the ‘best of both worlds’ in terms of a single unified process that: combines the benefits of both mediation and arbitration: speed,...

Expert Determination Model Clause

  If a dispute has already arisen and there is no agreement between the parties to refer the dispute to Expert Determination, the parties may enter into an agreement for those purposes and the following clause is recommended. The words in square brackets should...

MEDIATION MODEL CLAUSE

The following mediation clause should be included in contracts where the parties wish to have any future disputes resolved by Mediation under the Building Disputes Tribunal’s Mediation Rules: “Any dispute or difference arising out of or in connection with this...

ARB-MED MODEL CLAUSE

The following arb-med clause should be included in contracts where the parties wish to have any future disputes resolved by Arbitration under the Building Disputes Tribunal’s Arb-Med Rules: “Any dispute or difference arising out of or in connection with this contract,...

Cross Lease

What is a cross lease? A cross lease is where a number of people own an undivided share in a piece of land and the homes that they build on the land are leased from the other land-owners (normally for a term of 999 years). The houses are usually flats or townhouses....
When can you go to Adjudication?

When can you go to Adjudication?

Under section 25 of the Act, any party to a construction contract is entitled to refer a dispute arising under that construction contract to adjudication except where the parties have agreed to refer disputes between them to arbitration and the arbitration is an...