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Construction Mediation Practice

Special issue call for papers from International Journal of Law in the Built Environment

The International Journal of Law in the Built Environment, first published in 2009, is now firmly established as a leading international journal in its field and received the Emerald ‘Best New Journal Award’ in 2012.

For this issue, the Guest Editor, Dr Andrew Agapiou (Senior Lecturer, Department of Architecture at Strathclyde University, UK) invites papers on the theme: ‘Construction Mediation Practice’.

Introduction to the special issue

The value of mediation has also been widely acknowledged worldwide, as evidenced by the number of jurisdictions in which the courts enforce obligations on parties to negotiate and adopt mediation to settle construction disputes.   A body of literature in the construction mediation field of course exists in many other jurisdictions, including England and Wales, Scotland, the USA, South Africa, Turkey and Australia. You are invited to submit high calibre academic papers which explore the potential scope, purposes and practices of Construction Mediation and particular issues that arise within the context of formal justice systems.

Special issue scope

Contributions are welcome in, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • Mediation Law
  • Confidentiality 
  • Mediation ethics 
  • Regulation and professionalization 
  • Empirical work on construction mediation 
  • Contractual provision for mediation 

Submission Guidelines

The deadline for the submission of papers for consideration is 1st January 2016.

Manuscripts should be submitted via the online submission facility at:

They should conform strictly to the publisher’s formatting and other requirements described in the journal’s author guidelines at:
Further information

If you would like further information or to discuss a proposed submission, please contact the Guest Editor Andrew Agapiou ([email protected]).