Disputes are a common occurrence, especially in the construction industry, but that doesn’t mean that they have to be blown out of proportion. Specialising in a number of areas, including the likes of construction adjudication, we seek to find a compromise between every party that is involved, so that a settlement can be reached as quickly as possible. Our service is a flexible one, so whatever your requirements are, we will work to meet all of them.
Adjudication is a favoured fast track ADR approach that aims to acquire a legally binding third party judgement. The obvious advantages with this method are that the cost is lower and, thanks to the fact that it usually takes only a few days, it is rather quick. Because of this, the process is now considered one of the most powerful and broadly accepted ADR strategies to resolve construction disputes in the UK.
As the name implies, an adjudicator oversees the process. These individuals have to be professionally qualified experts in their field in order to take part. Since the majority of construction related disputes are centred on money, the adjudicator needs to be impartial, unbiased, and able to reach a financially viable solution.
If you happen to be a commercial contracting party, which is subject to the terms defined in the Construction Acts, you normally have the right to adjudicate, regardless of whether there’s an oral or written contract. Householders only have the right to adjudicate if they possess a contract clause permitting it or a succeeding written agreement to do so.
At Amison Dispute Resolutions the focus of our adjudication processes is to safeguard cash flows while the construction phase is ongoing. Unless and until your dispute is decided by agreement, litigation or arbitration, the adjudicator’s choice is binding on each party.
Should you find yourself in need of our construction adjudication services, please get in touch with us. We will provide useful information and the support you need, whether you are the employer or a contractor.