News Archive

1 June, 2004

Midlands region held a surgery attended by about 20 people. Guy Cottam led the surgery, which involved case studies based around a theoretical dispute. The surgery worked in groups of 4-5 who had to address issues raised at different stages of a hypothetical adjudication. The first issues were objections to jurisdiction - in relation to appointment - and the crystallisation of the dispute.

1 March, 2004

The Second CPD conference and dinner held by the Adjudication Society will take place on 18 and 19 June 2004 at the Waltham Abbey Marriott in Essex.

As last year, the conference will last from midday on Friday until Saturday afternoon with the option to stay on until Sunday morning.

1 December, 2003

The 2003 Annual Conference was a great success with 160 delegates attending, and we have had a great deal of positive feed back. The workshop format is an opportunity to hear everyone’s views on the process. Grateful thanks to the team who put this together, and particularly Martin Potter a patient and careful organiser!!

Well done to Bob Davis who was a splendid Chairman on the day.

1 December, 2003

The 2003 Annual Conference was a great success with 160 delegates attending, and we have had a great deal of positive feed back. The workshop format is an opportunity to hear everyone’s views on the process. Grateful thanks to the team who put this together, and particularly Martin Potter a patient and careful organiser!!

Well done to Bob Davis who was a splendid Chairman on the day.

1 August, 2003

Members will be aware that the Adjudication Society is closely linked with the DISPUTES RESOLUTION BOARD FOUNDATION (DRBF), a world-wide dispute adjudication organisation with headquarters in Seattle, USA. The DRBF is holding two conferences this year. On 26th and 27th September 2003, the DRBF International Meeting will be held in Paris.

1 August, 2003

Mock Adjudication

On 10 June 2003 the South West branch of the Adjudication Society held a mock adjudication at the offices of Clarke Willmott in Bristol.

1 August, 2003

The London Region of the Society held a joint meeting with TecBar on 29th May 2003 which was hosted by Hammonds. The meeting, which was attended by approximately 50, was addressed by Bill Gloyn of AON on the subject of "Professional Indemnity Insurers views on adjudication".

1 May, 2003

A new-style set of specialist construction chambers is to be established at No 1 Chancery Lane in June this year. The set will comprise two groups - the first is a set of barristers all of whom specialise in construction disputes (mostly as arbitrators, adjudicators and members of dispute resolution boards).

1 May, 2003

A group of leading industry figures with expertise on a wide range of disputes both in the UK and overseas has combined their expertise to form a super team targeting major projects.

Nominations can be made online via their web site.

 The Group will also offer their services as a Dispute Resolution Board and as arbitrators, mediators and conciliators.

1 February, 2003

Held on 20th November 2002 at The New Connaught Rooms, Great Queens Street, London WC2B 5DA

By all accounts this was a great success , and a vote of thanks is due to our convenors, and other speakers, for their commitment and support. Particularly to mention Nick Gould of Fenwick Elliott, who produced all of the conference papers etc.

1 February, 2003

This workshop was chaired by Nicholas Gould (Associate, Fenwick Elliott). The four panel members, comprised Jonathan Brooks (Partner, Osborne Clarke), Neil Kelly (Partner, MacRoberts), Martin Burns (Manager RICS Dispute Resolution Service) and Professor Phillip Capper (Partner, Lovells).

14 December, 2001

Chris Dancaster spoke on the training of adjudicators and adjudicators' decisions, on 13 December

21 November, 2001

The Branch had its last meeting in York on 21 November with guest speakers Peter Chapman and Len Bunton presenting papers. We concluded with an excellent floor 11 discussion on many burning issues as kindly summarised by Gareth Hevey of Denison Till, Solicitors

1 Mentoring – should Adjudicators have this facility?

21 June, 2001

The Adjudication Workshop presented by the Society and ‘Adjudication.co.uk’ was held in mid-June with 25 in attendance.

17 May, 2001

The North West Branch of the Society held its inaugural meeting on Wednesday, 16th May 2001 in the offices of Messrs Hammond Suddards Edge in Manchester.