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Category Archive: Adjudication


Requirements for Valid Payment Applications and Pay Less Notices

January 18, 2017| Adjudication, JCT Contracts

There has recently been a wave of disputes between contracting parties about failures to issue payment notices and pay less notices. Paying parties will by now be well aware that failure to serve the correct notices on time can be … read more

The Dangers of Agreeing a Payment Schedule

October 23, 2016| Adjudication, JCT Contracts

Earlier this year, the case of Grove Developments Ltd v Balfour Beatty Regional Construction Ltd attracted a lot of attention when it was held by the court that the contractor had no further entitlement to interim payment following expiry of … read more

Can You Recover Adjudication Costs Under the Late Payment of Commercial Debts Act?

August 11, 2016| Adjudication, Dispute Resolution

When the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 was amended by the Late Payment of Commercial Debts Regulations 2013, a new right to recover “the reasonable costs of recovering a debt” was introduced. Since then, there has been … read more

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Can An Adjudicator Decide More Than One Dispute At The Same Time?

February 23, 2016| Adjudication

It is a well-established principle that only one dispute may be referred to an adjudicator in a single adjudication.  However, a question which has not previously come before the courts is whether the same adjudicator may be appointed in two … read more

Payment Schedules – Run Out of Dates and You May Run Out of Payments!

February 9, 2016| Adjudication, JCT Contracts

It is a classic scenario; a schedule of interim payment dates is drawn up, but the works continue beyond the last date in the schedule – what is the remedy? The recent case of Grove Developments Ltd v Balfour Beatty … read more