Adjudication is a vital part of dispute resolution for the conduction industry. We have been involved in adjudication since the HGRCA 1996 (UK) and the 2013 Construction Contracts Act (Ireland) came into force and are regularly instructed on statutory and contractual adjudications in these jurisdictions and worldwide.
Our detailed knowledge of the adjudication process coupled with our 50+ years’ experience of advising on the full range of disputes that can arise from construction projects gives us unparalleled expertise in adjudication.
Over the last 25 years we have acted in adjudications concerning payment entitlement (including smash and grab), final accounts, delay, extensions of time, loss and/or expense (including prolongation and disruption costs), variations, suspension and termination, defective design, and professional negligence. We have also dealt with adjudications for declarations as to contractual interpretation. A snapshot of our recent experience is below.
This has enabled us to gain considerable experience in bringing and defending adjudications across the full range of disputes that have been used in this forum including the vital need to quickly:
- ascertain any jurisdictional issues;
- marshal and manage the necessary evidence;
- assemble the necessary team for the adjudication; and
- draft robust, concise submissions.
We also understand the commercial and relationship impact a dispute can have. We advise on settlement strategies before, during and after adjudication to put our client in the strongest position possible.
We offer training to clients on the adjudication process, including jurisdiction and claim preparation, as well as providing regular case law updates and webinars on key developments.