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Articles in the 2013/March Newsletter

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There is now a new executive committee for the society: Edward Quigg is senior vice-chairman, Tim Willis is junior vice-chairman and Theresa Mohammed has become honorary secretary.

The process of obtaining the services of an adjudicator has, from the very start of statutory adjudication in the UK, been a rather fraught affair.

Unless you found yourself marooned on a desert island during 2012, it will not have passed your attention that the whole of the construction world suddenly got very excited in August.

Some commentators have welcomed the Court of Appeal decision in PCH v Systech and suggest that its effect will be to improve the quality of adjudication decisions. Others despair that it ignores the practicalities of this swift, rough and ready procedure.

A recent complaint I came to hear about concerned the question of whether the adjudicator should have taken a more active role in calling a halt to and/or limiting the number of submissions one party makes.

Much has already been written about the 2012 decision of the Court of Appeal in PC Harrington v Systech.

Payment and adjudication in the Australian construction industry is governed by individual State and Territory legislation. Such legislation in Australia commenced on 26th March 2000, in New South Wales.

If there is one theme which runs through the articles which feature in this quarter’s newsletter it is that the world is one surprising place.

This is my second article reviewing the basics of adjudication.