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Articles in the 2006/December Newsletter

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Firstly, I must apologise to the members for the lateness of this edition of the Newsletter. This is the consequence of a simultaneous and profound work crisis experienced by all members of the team, but especially me.

The Adjudication Society co-hosted with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators “An Evening with Sir Michael Latham” at the Ulster Reform Club in Belfast on Thursday 30 November.

Our two most recent events took place in October and were well attended.

17 October – Paper by Delia Dumaresq

Are recent Court of Appeal Decisions indicative of a sea change on enforcement or re-statements of established principles?

It is easy to lose sight of the fact that many construction disputes have less to do with buildings than with the rights and obligations of those who build them. This is why lawyers who have no construction background still end up specialising in project work.

It is well established that under the Scheme for Construction Contracts only a single dispute may be referred to adjudication at any one time, unless the parties agree otherwise.

On 16 November 2006, perhaps by way of a passing shot or maybe simply the final act of the outgoing chairman, Guy Cottam congratulated me in taking over the reins of the Society for the next two years.