King’s College London and Adjudication Society Report: 2022

This is the first Report of a three-year project by King’s College London, in close collaboration with The Adjudication Society.  The objective is to publish robust and comprehensive empirical analyses of construction adjudication in the United Kingdom in order to take stock of how it is currently functioning as well as to inform adjudication practice going forward and guide possible reform.

This Report continues the Society’s long-term work in studying the practice of construction adjudication, as detailed in the section below. 

The authors of this Report are Professor Renato Nazzini and Aleksander Kalisz of the Centre of Construction Law & Dispute Resolution at King’s College London. The Project Steering Committee also inputted into the Report and comprised of:

  • Jonathan Cope, Adjudicator and Arbitrator at MCMS
  •  Kathy Gal, Director and Architect at
  •  Claire King, Partner at Fenwick Elliott
  •  Hamish Lal, Partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
  •  Lynne McCafferty KC, Barrister at 4 Pump Court
  •  James Pickavance, Partner at Jones Day

The authors and the Society extend their sincere gratitude to the various ANB, organisations and practitioners who have shared evidenceand views and thus contributed to the success of this Project.

Please click this link to download the report (84 pages).

Historical Research

Prior to the collaboration with King’s College London, the Adjudication Society supported research and reporting of statutory adjudication.  Reports had been produced on a regular basis as set out below:

Report No 19, November 2020 (550 KB)
Report No 18, December 2019 (1MB)
Report No 17, January 2019 (1MB)
Report No 16, April 2018 (800 KB)
Adjudicators' Fees, November 2017 (600 KB)
Report No 15, September 2016 (910 KB)
Report No 14, April 2016 (931 KB)
Report No 13, October 2014 (602 KB)
COBRA paper on intimidation in statutory adjudication (675 KB)

Please note Reports 12-1 can be found at