LW6423 - Construction Law and Dispute Resolution

Offering Academic Unit
School of Law
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2018/19

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

The course aims to provide students with an overview of construction law and dispute resolution in Hong Kong and other common law jurisdictions, in particular to enhance students’ abilities in identifying and evaluating appropriate decision-making strategies within the construction industry. The course provides students with the skills set necessary to analyse problems within the context of a fast moving construction environment.

The course provides opportunities for students:-

  • To broaden and deepen their knowledge of construction law within the jurisdiction of Hong Kong;
  • Identify issues in construction and contractual disputes and define possible solutions to mitigate such occurrences where possible and evaluate their effectiveness;
  • Conduct research and analysis relating to construction law and problems associated with the construction industry;
  • Apply appropriate methods of dispute resolution to a variety of situations to mitigate possible risks;
  • Study appropriate documentation for dispute management and draft recommendations to steer one towards choosing the appropriate method for resolving one’s differences i.e. planning for effective dispute resolution;
  • Study the various contractual and non-contractual aspects of partnering including NEC.
  • Identify contractual aspects of adopting new technologies within the construction industry such as BIM etc;
  • Identify the legal and contractual aspects of technology transfer within the construction industry;
  • Develop knowledge of the statutory frameworks surrounding dispute resolution associated with the construction industry including Adjudication and apply statutory requirements to dispute situations;
  • Identify the various forms of finance arrangements for a project and their associated attributes from a disputes management context.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 40%
Examination: 60%
Examination Duration: 3 hours
Detailed Course Information


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