A major advantage that arbitration has over litigation is the ability for the parties to design the process to be efficient and cost effective and fit the dispute and the parties. While costly and time consuming, pre-trial discovery devices such as depositions, interrogatories and requests for admission are readily available in litigation, their use in arbitration should be limited consistent with the goals of arbitration as a speedy, cost effective and final means of resolving disputes.
The ability to effectively resolve construction disputes starts at the contracting and construction phase of the project. It is also important to manage the prehearing phase of an arbitration to maximize the benefits of the process.
During this webinar, you will learn from leading construction lawyers about best practices to better manage projects and prehearing exchanges of information in construction disputes.
In this webinar, you’ll hear strategies for:
- Using arbitration to resolve disputes faster and prevent claims from looming over a project;
- Empowering more members of the project team to resolve disputes;
- Tailoring document requests to the scope of the claim to expedite arbitration;
- Placing limitations on depositions and best practices for when depositions are required; and
- Minimizing site inspections—and preparing properly when site inspections are necessary.