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This is the third article in the series concerning the implications for adjudication of the introduction if BIM into projects.

The recruitment of the Panel of adjudicators in the Republic of Ireland, which has been referenced in this newsletter before, is presently ongoing. Dr Nael Bunni, a well known Irish arbitrator and a Door Tenant at 39 Essex Chambers in London, has already been announced as Chair of the Panel of Adjudicators. His three-year term runs from July 2015. The application deadline for those who wished to be considered for appointment to the Panel was in mid September and a number of stages of the competition have been concluded at this stage, including shortlisting and interviews of candidates, although the final appointment of adjudicators to the panel has not yet occurred and there is no clear timetable for the conclusion of this process.

Adjudication has been with us for nearly 20 years.  It has generated a fair amount of case law.  Yet Aspect v Higgins is the first time that adjudication has been considered at the highest level. Jennie Gillies, in the editorial for the September 2015 newsletter, referred to some of the consequences of the Supreme Court's decision. In this article I explore those consequences further and look at practical steps that both parties to a construction dispute might take to protect their interests.

The fourteenth annual conference of the Adjudication Society, held in conjunction with the Association of Independent Construction Adjudicators on the topic of “The rising costs of Adjudication and how to reduce them”, was held at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, London on 5th November 2015 in fro

I heard of a grumble recently regarding the use of assistants by an adjudicator.

The Holy Grail is getting paid in the construction industry.