Construction Law & Dispute Resolution
Build your expertise in resolving disputes within construction to help maintain great relationships in the industry
The normal and expected delivery time for the course is two years, however, there is a four year option whereby you are able to request delivery over four years at the outset or elect to extend the delivery to four years, after discussion with the course leader.
About the Construction Law & Dispute Resolution Postgraduate course
The construction industry is increasingly recognising the importance of alternative methods of dispute resolution in order to maintain commercial relationships and keep cash flowing within the industry. If you are a professional in construction, law or a related field this course will develop your expertise in this subject for practical or academic purposes.
We are committed to meeting the needs of the construction industry - our course will provide you with an in-depth understanding of legal and dispute resolution issues that are specific to your profession.
Prominent areas of study will include: construction contract doctrines and the legal framework; alternative approaches to dispute resolution, such as arbitration, adjudication and mediation; conflict management; and methods, roles and values.
Subject to achieving satisfactory grades, the structure and content of our course meets the examination requirements of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators through to Fellowship level for each of their Adjudication, Arbitration and International Arbitration Pathways.
As a fellow of CIArb - who are internationally recognised as a leading dispute resolution organisation - you will have a professional status that is highly valued in the construction industry around the world. Becoming a fellow of CIArb is also necessary for you to progress towards achieving status as a Chartered Arbitrator, a CIArb Registered Adjudicator or a CIArb Accredited Mediator.
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MODULES & LEARNING
- Law of Obligations & Evidence (20 Credits)
- Adjudication: Law & Practice (20 Credits)
- Construction Law Principles (20 Credits)
- Award & Decision Writing (20 Credits)
- Commercial Mediation (20 Credits)
- Professional Research (40 Credits)
- Arbitration: Law & Practice (20 Credits) (Option Module)
- International Arbitration: Law & Practice (20 Credits) (Option Module)
- Law & Practice of Claims (20 Credits) (Option Module)
- Negotiation (20 Credits) (Option Module)
As there is a proliferation of contracts, conflict and disputes in the construction industry many professionals feel the need for advanced study in this specialised field and even to pursue the status of dual qualification. The course is supported by a number of local experienced practitioners (construction solicitors, barristers, arbitrators, adjudicators and mediators many of whom have key offices in Leeds), and by His Honour Humphrey Lloyd QC a retired Technology & Construction Court Judge. The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and has links with the Society of Construction Law.
Martin Green Martin GreenSenior Lecturer
The aspects of the course that students most seem to enjoy is the contact with experienced dispute resolution practitioners. The most rewarding thing about teaching the course is in seeing the students develop in areas of dispute resolution that were previously not within their grasp.Martin operated his own consultancy for 15 years, gaining experience in both design and contract administration. He is now actively involved in the assessment of Adjudicators and the organisation of continuing professional development events for both the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and the Society of Construction Law. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Building’s Contracts and Procurement Committee, and the CIArb's Education and Membership Committee.
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