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SRQ763 - Legal Risk Management

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

Adam Krezel





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 11 x 2 hour seminars per trimester.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


The unit examines complex construction project contracts from a legal risk management framework in relation to the implications for scope, quality, cost and time. Theory and practice of project conflict management, dispute avoidance and dispute resolution are investigated through precedence.  Students will explore the remedies available for the various conflict pathways of identification, early intervention, claim, negotiation, arbitration and litigation. A holistic approach to the concept of conflict will be applied through a critique of the causes of disputes mapped against the underlying risk allocation and management strategies on projects impacted by legal, business and informational contexts. Conditions of contract and cost and financial procedures are studied through case studies. The unit will allow students to evaluate, develop and apply a legal risk management approach through an examination of project disputes. 


Major assignment 60%, examination 40%. To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit students must achieve at least 40% in the examination.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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