Articles in the 2010/June Newsletter

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In the middle of November 2009, the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 (“the Act”) was passed into law. Though it is not yet clear when it will come into operation, it includes several provisions that will impact upon both adjudication and payment arrangements in the UK construction industry.

Adjudication is not a form of dispute resolution that lends itself well to resolving extensions of time in the manner generally advanced in full scale litigation or arbitration.

Change is in the air. Not only do we have a new Lib-Con government in Downing Street, but the proposed statutory amendments to the Housing Grants Act and Scheme provisions rumble on. Will the new government affect this?

It came to my knowledge that a complaint was made recently that an adjudicator had “changed his mind” after a decision had been made. The complainant alleged that, following representations from the other party, the adjudicator altered his decision and had changed his mind.

Frying tonight is a regular occurrence in our village. It is part of village life. The local chippy is open about as often as the days when a van used to come round delivering the fish and chips.

We are all familiar with the saying that adjudication is a rough and ready process.

18th June 2010 is the response deadline for the final and arguably the most significant public consultation dealing with implementation of Sir Michael Latham’s report on the operation of Part 2 of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996.

There are a limited number of books available dealing with the international FIDIC suite of standard form contracts. This new publication covering law and practice is, therefore, extremely welcome.