This article explores how a neutral mediator developed an informal approach tailored to the circumstances in a dispute that compromised the development of a power plant. The goal, as in all project ADR, was to provide the developer and contractor with a non-binding mechanism for reaching a solution that would:
(1) not adversely affect the ongoing project work;
(2) not alienate the parties from each other; and
(3) keep both parties away from the courts, with their lengthy and costly litigation process and uncertain outcomes.
"Mediating a powerful dispute effectively,"
ADR Bulletin: Vol. 2
, Article 1.
Available at: http://epublications.bond.edu.au/adr/vol2/iss5/1