The Federation Press

Commercial Arbitration in the Australian Construction Industry


Full of worked examples, sample letters, forms, etc this book is essential reading for all arbitrators. It is a practical and detailed book dealing with the innumerable and diverse aspects of commercial arbitration.

From the Foreword by John Dorter: “Construction industry participants, be they the parties themselves, their consultants and advisers or arbitrators themselves, will all benefit immensely from Mr Fitch’s valuable exposition.”

Table of Contents

The Nature of Arbitration

The Development of Arbitration in Australia

The Industry and its Proclivity to Disputation

The Sources of Arbitration Law

Powers of the Arbitrator

Starting an Arbitration

The Preliminary Conference

The Hearing

The Award

Matters Incidental to the Hearing

The Expert Witness

Conciliation and Other Means of Dispute Resolution

The Institute of Arbitrators Australia

International Commercial Arbitration

A Review and a Projection

Table of Cases
Table of Statutes

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