Articles in the 2017/July Newsletter

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Notes from our Chairman Tim Willis, particularly on Brexit.

The Ireland Region of the Adjudication Society recently held its 4th annual conference at Dublin’s well known Croke Park venue. 2017’s conference was organised around the theme ‘I’m in an adjudication, get me out of here.’

I was talking recently to a party who had lost rather badly in an adjudication.

This article examines some of the significant decisions that have been handed down by the courts in the past 2½ years and provides a ‘snippet’ on the legal principles laid down in these cases.

This was considered and decided upon by Mr Justice Coulson in the recent Hutton Construction Limited v Wilson Properties (London) Limited [2017] EWHC 517 (TCC) case.

The construction industry has become used to the mantra repeated in a number of cases, that the intention behind the Housing Grants Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 as amended (“the Construction Act”) is to give effect to a “pay now, argue later” regime.

In adjudication last year’s ‘nasty’ was the unacceptable behaviour of the parties.