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Adjudication in the construction and engineering industry

Adjudication is a quick process for the temporary resolution of construction and engineering disputes. It is principally designed as a cash flow remedy for mid-project disputes and is generally used to recover payment.

We have extensive experience of this rapid 28-day process unique to the construction industry and have given legal advice to both referring parties and respondents. We are experienced in drafting complex submissions across all areas of dispute and appearing at hearings with or without the assistance of counsel as required.

Key facts about adjudication

  • Provides a temporarily binding decision until finally determined by a Court or an arbitrator;
  • Quicker than Court proceedings or arbitration – unless agreed otherwise an adjudication will be concluded with 35 days of Notice of Adjudication;
  • Cheaper than Court proceedings or arbitration;
  • Parties bear their own legal fees (win or lose) other than in exceptional circumstances;
  • Adjudicator’s decision is not made available to the public; and
  • Adjudicator’s decision can be enforced in the Technology and Construction Court using the ‘fast-track’ enforcement procedure.

For more information on dispute resolution, download our free guide on construction and engineering disputes

Funding your adjudication

Flint Bishop’s Property team can provide your business with cost-effective solutions to recovering outstanding debt through using a damages-based agreement.

It is a way for you to pursue cases through adjudication with reduced risk based on a ‘no-win-no-fee’ arrangement under which you agree to pay us a percentage of the amount that you recover. You only pay our fee if you win the adjudication and recover an amount of money.

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