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Thursday, 10 June, 2004

The above meeting took place as planned and was attended by approximately 25 people. The make of the audience comprising representative of the main ANB’s, adjudicators, adjudication users such as contractors, solicitors/barristers, quantity surveyors and claim consultants. The meeting was chaired by Peter Fenn from Umist supported by Michael O’Shea a solicitor from Masons and Martin Burns from RICS. The following agenda was followed:

Welcome and introduction

Brief Synopsis

The role of the ANB’s

Comment and Questions for the floor

Summary

Tuesday, 1 June, 2004

Following discussion about the success of adjudication within the construction industry the Adjudication Society are undertaking an examination of the extent that it would be appropriate to expand the use of this process of dispute resolution into other industries in a similar manner to Arbitration.

Tuesday, 1 June, 2004

Midlands region held a surgery attended by about 20 people. Guy Cottam led the surgery, which involved case studies based around a theoretical dispute. The surgery worked in groups of 4-5 who had to address issues raised at different stages of a hypothetical adjudication. The first issues were objections to jurisdiction - in relation to appointment - and the crystallisation of the dispute. The Contract based on the ICE 6th Edition contained a clause requiring the matter of dissatisfaction procedure to be followed before a "dispute " as defined in the contract arose.

Tuesday, 1 June, 2004

As Adjudication continues to flourish within the UK it is noticeable that other countries such as Australia and New Zealand have also introduced Adjudication as a means of dispute resolution.

Monday, 1 March, 2004

The Second CPD conference and dinner held by the Adjudication Society will take place on 18 and 19 June 2004 at the Waltham Abbey Marriott in Essex.

As last year, the conference will last from midday on Friday until Saturday afternoon with the option to stay on until Sunday morning.

Monday, 1 December, 2003

The 2003 Annual Conference was a great success with 160 delegates attending, and we have had a great deal of positive feed back. The workshop format is an opportunity to hear everyone’s views on the process. Grateful thanks to the team who put this together, and particularly Martin Potter a patient and careful organiser!!

Well done to Bob Davis who was a splendid Chairman on the day.

Monday, 1 December, 2003

The 2003 Annual Conference was a great success with 160 delegates attending, and we have had a great deal of positive feed back. The workshop format is an opportunity to hear everyone’s views on the process. Grateful thanks to the team who put this together, and particularly Martin Potter a patient and careful organiser!!

Well done to Bob Davis who was a splendid Chairman on the day.

Friday, 1 August, 2003

The London Region of the Society held a joint meeting with TecBar on 29th May 2003 which was hosted by Hammonds. The meeting, which was attended by approximately 50, was addressed by Bill Gloyn of AON on the subject of "Professional Indemnity Insurers views on adjudication". This was followed by a lively debate which aired the participants' concerns over some of the restrictions which underwriters were seeking to impose on their policies in relation to Adjudication. The Powerpoint slides of Bill's talk are available on the Web Site.

Friday, 1 August, 2003

Members will be aware that the Adjudication Society is closely linked with the DISPUTES RESOLUTION BOARD FOUNDATION (DRBF), a world-wide dispute adjudication organisation with headquarters in Seattle, USA. The DRBF is holding two conferences this year. On 26th and 27th September 2003, the DRBF International Meeting will be held in Paris. On 17 and 18th October 2003 the DRBF Annual Meeting will be held in Washington DC. Details of these two conferences are available on the DRBF website www.drb.org.

Friday, 1 August, 2003

Mock Adjudication

On 10 June 2003 the South West branch of the Adjudication Society held a mock adjudication at the offices of Clarke Willmott in Bristol.

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