Articles in the 2016/December Newsletter

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The repeal of s.107 of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 has created some problems of its own, and until recently there has been little guidance from the courts for adjudicators faced with a dispute arising from an oral contract. This article considers those problems and how an adjudicator might tackle them, based on lessons to be learned from recent cases.

I was talking recently to an ex-adjudicator. We spoke at length about some of the issues in his life that caused him to decide he would no longer be an adjudicator.

The fast evolving nature of the law of adjudication means that it’s important to continually review related guidance, and early in 2016 I was asked by RICS to chair a working group tasked with producing the fourth edition of the guidance note.

The Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 ('Late Payment Act') implies a number of terms into commercial contracts for the supply of goods and services.