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Statutory Adjudication: A Practical Guide

ISBN: 978-1-4051-1085-3
288 pages
August 2003, Wiley-Blackwell
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Existing books on construction adjudication have either been written as an introduction to the subject when the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act was first introduced in 1996, or they are aimed at professionals representing parties or at adjudicators themselves.

In contrast, this book has been written for the parties to adjudication, particularly those new to the process. It takes a straightforward, practical approach to the subject, dealing with the process step-by-step.

The first part takes a party who is referring a dispute through the stages of the adjudication process, including the presentation of a referral submission, to the enforcement of an award.

Part 2 examines the position of a party faced with adjudication, highlighting the various actions necessary to protect its interest, and explains how a decision can be challenged. Part 3 looks at matters of common interest.

Statutory payment provisions and the Scheme for Construction Contracts are dealt with in Part 4, and Part 5 compares the most frequently used adjudication provisions and procedures. Appendices include an alphabetical list of 139 adjudication cases which are also categorised to show the aspect or aspects with which they are principally concerned.

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Preface.

Abbreviations.

PART 1: An Introduction to Adjudication.

1. Adjudication - a brief resume.

2. The need to change in the construction industry.

3. Some adjudication terminology.

PART 2: So You Want To Go To Adjudication?.

1. Is referral to adjudication really in your best interests?.

2. Your entitlement to refer dispute to adjudication under the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996.

2.5. Does the Act apply to your contract?.

2.6 Other considerations.

2.7 Summary.

3. What next?.

4. What will it cost?.

5. Getting the adjudication under way.

6. The conduct of the adjudication.

7. the decision.

8. Enforcement of the decision.

PART 3: So You Are Being Taken To Adjudication.

1. Initial Steps.

2. Objecting to becoming involved.

3. Active participation.

4. When the decision is ready.

5. Challenging the decision or its enforcement.

PART 4: Matters of Common Interest.

1. During the currency of the adjudication.

2. After the adjudicator has released his decision.

3. Challenging the decision.

4. The final solution.

PART 5: Statutory Payment requirements.

1. Resume of the requirements of the HGCRA and related regulations of the Scheme for Construction Contracts.

PART 6: Comparison of the Scheme for Construction Contracts and other principles adjudication provision sand procedures.

1. The Scheme for Construction Contracts.

2. The ICE Conditions of Contract, 7th Edition and Adjudication Procedure (1997).

3. The JCT Standard Form of Building Contract 1998, Amendment 4, 2002.

4. The Engineering and Construction Contract, Second Edition and Option Y (UK) 2 1998.

5. Institution of Chemical Engineers Form of Contract, Third Edition 2002 and Adjudication Rules, Second Edition 201.

6. GC/Works/1 (1998) - General Conditions.

7. The technology and Construction Solicitors Association 2002 Version 2.0 Pr9cedural Rules for Adjudication.

8. The Construction Industry Council Model Adjudication Procedure, Second Edition.

9. Subcontract Forms.

Appendices.

1. The Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996.

2. The Construction Contracts (England and Wales)Exclusion Order 1998.

3. The Scheme for Construction Contracts (England and Wales) Regulations 1998.

4. Contract Adjudication Provision sand Related Procedures.

5. Independent Adjudication Rules and Provisions.

6. Adjudicator Nominating Bodies.

7. Alphabetical List of Cases.

8. Categorised List of Cases.

Index.

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* adjudication now the most common method for settling construction disputes
* this is the first book written for parties new to adjudication
* explains the procedures in a simple question and answer format
* written by a practising adjudicator with many years' experience of contract disputes
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'No one in the business of adjudication should be without it'

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