Monthly Archives: November 2016

Presenting your case in the construction adjudication process

This year has marked the 20th anniversary of the construction adjudication process being introduced through the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (more commonly referred to as the Construction Act 1996). Over the course of the last two decades the process has been of critical value in ensuring losses – both of time and money – have been limited in the construction sector. Continue reading

Dispute avoidance can provide many benefits

There are several different options to choose from in terms of contract dispute resolution. In most cases it is preferable to opt for a service such as adjudication or arbitration that avoids the need for costly, time consuming litigation. With these processes an agreement can be reached without needing to take that step. Continue reading

JCT release the 2016 Design and Build Contract form

November has seen the launch of the highly anticipated 2016 Design and Build Contract form by the Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT). This new form is considered to be of exceptional importance as it incorporates both elements of legislative driven changes as well as those devised by the industry itself. From our perspective as one of the leading resolution practices for JCT Amendments, we believe the new form successfully builds on the Short Form Subcontracts released during July of this year. Continue reading