The need for construction court in Nigeria : a case study of UK and Malaysia / Barakat Adebisi Raji

Raji, Barakat Adebisi (2020) The need for construction court in Nigeria : a case study of UK and Malaysia / Barakat Adebisi Raji. UiTM Journal of Legal Studies, 2 (2). pp. 20-26. ISSN 2600-8955


This paper discusses the delay in construction disputes and the need for construction courts for speedy resolution. The inadvertent delay occasioned in court on construction dispute cases has resulted in loss of time, cost and quality of projects. This has also resulted into loss of jobs, unemployment, bankruptcy, ahd loss of lives and property. This has accounted for series of unnecessary adjournments of construction cases in courts. It is pertinent that construction contracts are awarded with specificity in relation to time of completion. Hence, when issues that need to be tackled arise, there is the need for a special court with specialist in construction to address the problem without causing undue delay which usually resulted in abandonment of projects. This paper therefore advocates for the establishment of construction court for prompt dispensation of construction cases to enable fast delivery of projects and quality performance of contractors.


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Raji, Barakat Adebisi
Subjects: K Law > K Law in general. Comparative and uniform law. Jurisprudence > Comparative law. International uniform Law
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Law
Journal or Publication Title: UiTM Journal of Legal Studies
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > UiTM Journal of Legal Studies
ISSN: 2600-8955
Volume: 2
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 20-26
Keywords: construction, courts, nigeria
Date: January 2020
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