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M: RESOLUTION OF CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT DISPUTES

1: ADJUDICATION

160 General

Adjudication is in essence a short form of dispute resolution similar to expert determination. Its particular features are that the decision, although binding on the parties, is subject to review by way of litigation or arbitration and that it is usually subject to a tight timetable. It was first introduced in the standard forms of sub-contract to mitigate the consequences of the common law right of abatement of contract price and subsequently adopted as part of the regime introduced by the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996, and amended

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