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Category Archive: Adjudication


Adjudication, Enforcement, Payment and Winding-Up Petitions

June 5, 2018| Adjudication, Construction, Dispute Resolution, Engineering, Payment

Adjudication, Enforcement, Payment and Winding-Up Petitions This update considers the case of Victory House General Partner Limited, Re a Company [2018] EWHC 1143 (Ch), in which an application to restrain a winding-up petition was made following an un-paid, and enforced, … read more


The Problems with Entering into an Oral Contract

April 17, 2018| Adjudication, Construction Contracts

When the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 was amended in October 2011, one of the key changes was that disputes arising under oral contracts could be referred to adjudication. Whilst the vast majority of businesses would probably dismiss … read more

“Smash and Grab” Adjudications: The End is Nigh

February 28, 2018| Adjudication

ISG Construction Ltd v Seevic College (2015) and a line of authorities that followed gave rise to what has become known as the “smash and grab” claim; whereby the full amount applied for in a payment application becomes due based … read more


Adjudication where some of the Contract is for “Excluded Operations”

February 21, 2018| Adjudication

Contracts which involve some activities falling within the provisions of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996, as amended (the “Act”) and some activities which are excluded by the Act have posed difficult questions in relation to the jurisdiction … read more

Failure to Give Payment Notices and Pay Less Notices on Time

March 22, 2017| Adjudication, JCT Contracts, Payment

The recent case of Kersfield Developments (Bridge Road) Ltd v Bray and Slaughter Ltd (2017) is one of the latest in a long line of disputes about payment applications becoming due automatically in cases where the paying party has failed … read more