‘Adjudication for all?’

“Statutory adjudication for parties to construction contracts (who cannot contract out of the scheme) came into force in 1998 under the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (HGRA 1996). It provides temporary finality in a 28-day procedure, acts as a ‘pay first, argue later’ mechanism, and is designed to protect the cash flow of often thinly capitalised parties. Other, non-statutory, schemes include those managed by the Society for Computers and Law, the Tenancy Deposit Adjudication Scheme, the Professional Negligence Bar Association scheme and the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution’s scheme (the rules of which provide for a decision to be made based on written submissions within 28 days of a referral) …”

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C Haward Soper, ‘Adjudication for all?’, 171 New Law Journal 7925, p19 (19 March).

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