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Scottish construction lawyers and mediation : an investigation into attitudes and experiences

Agapiou, Andrew and Clark, Bryan (2011) Scottish construction lawyers and mediation : an investigation into attitudes and experiences. International Journal of Law in the Built Environment, 3 (2). pp. 159-181. ISSN 1756-1450

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The purpose of this research is to paint a picture of the current utility of mediation in the Scottish construction sector; determine the willingness of Scottish construction lawyers to shift away from traditional dispute resolution approaches towards mediation; and ascertain the drivers towards the adoption of mediatory techniques and the barriers to change.