Nice article in BRANZ Build Magazine by Deborah Hart

Construction Dispute Resolution by Deborah Hart discusses the disconnect between a booming construction industry and apparent pessimism over the anticipated rise in construction disputes.  

Leaving aside the complex issues surrounding procurement models and ensuring that the expectations of the parties are realistic and informed, once a disagreement arises choosing a dispute resolution mechanism appropriate to the dispute and engaging in it honestly and constructively becomes critical.  There are many options available and it can be difficult to filter out the often conflicting opinions offered (frequently unsolicited).

Selecting an experienced and competent disputes advisor is critical, and consulting the various AMINZ panels and lists a good starting point.  Each disputes professional will have a different perspective and a different approach - an initial phone call costs nothing and is worth every penny ...