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debateJust back from the Society of Construction Law’s 2015 Conference in Melbourne. Brilliant.

There were some excellent papers. Everyone will have learned some really useful stuff; I certainly did.  But we also had some good fun.

Yesterday evening, I participated in the dinner debate at the Fox Car Museum. Who is more useful, lawyers or experts? Never have I been involved in such a rigged Continue reading

BEST PRACTICE IN CONSTRUCTION DISPUTES: AVOIDANCE, MANAGEMENT AND RESOLUTION

Paula BestThis is my review of BEST PRACTICE IN CONSTRUCTION DISPUTES: AVOIDANCE, MANAGEMENT AND RESOLUTION by PAULA GERBER and BRENNAN ONG [Lexis Nexis Butterworths Australia, 2013, $AU116].

  This reviewer did not require much persuading to review Dr Paula Gerber’s latest book, written with her colleague Brennan Ong, because they always bring a welcome freshness and perspective, and it was readily predictable that this book would be good.

In fact, it is not merely good, but startlingly good, and does exactly what it says on the cover, analysing how we may best Continue reading