Dean Sayers

On 20th September 2022 we held the first in a series of adjudication practical workshops designed to raise and debate the practicalities of various topics which arise during adjudication proceedings. The topic was ‘Adjudicator’s Terms and Conditions’.

Counting days – a moot point.

I was very recently part of a panel discussing the topic of 'Controlling Costs By Capping Fees of Tribunal Members' at the UK Adjudicators Annual London Conference 2021. I thought I would write and share a very brief article on some of the points I raised during my presentation.

The last 6 months have certainly been the busiest period I have ever personally encountered in terms of adjudication proceedings.  The references to adjudication have been coming to me thick and fast since March, both as advocate and adjudicator, with little time to come up for air.  

Following ISG Construction Ltd v Seevic College [2014] EWHC 4007 (TCC) most of us are all too familiar with the concept of default payment notices and subsequent ‘smash and grab’ adjudications.   

This article surrounds the case of a 'smash and grab' adjudication which was very the subject of joined enforcement and part 8 proceedings before Waksman J in the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) earlier this year.  

The moral of the story? Go forth and notify!