James Vernon and Charlotte Gooch

In the recent case of J & B Hopkins Ltd v Trant Engineering Ltd [2020] EWHC 1305 (TCC), in rejecting a challenge to the enforcement of an Adjudicator's decision, Fraser J found that the "correction principle" does not extend to the effect that later payment cycles under the contractual payment process precludes a party from adjudicating in respect of a dispute under a previous payment application, including by way of a smash and grab adjudication. Further, Fraser J decided that there was no manifest injustice giving rise to a stay of execution.

In this article, James Vernon and Charlotte Gooch explain the facts of this case, and the implications of the decision.

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