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19 February 2018

PhD student wins Hudson Prize

Matthew Bell, who is reading for a Phd in the Centre on Construction Law & Dispute Resolution, has been awarded the prestigious Hudson Prize by the Society of Construction Law.

Centre for Construction Law & Dispute Resolution
Centre for Construction Law & Dispute Resolution

The award was announced at the Society’s annual lunch on Friday 9 February. 

The Hudson Prize is awarded annually and given for the best essay on a construction law topic. Matthew was awarded the prize for his paper 'How is that even possible? Raising construction regulation from the ashes of Grenfell Tower'.  

Matthew Bell is Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Melbourne, and his doctoral research at the Centre of Construction Law is entitled Home is where the heart(ache) is: Towards a more effective regulatory framework for minimising defective residential construction work. 

Richard Harvey of Arup, a Construction Law MSc graduate from the Centre on Construction Law & Dispute Resolution was also highly commended by the Hudson Prize judges for his paper entitled 'Good Faith, Contracts & Procurement: Analogous Means to achieving legal certainty?'. 

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