Commentary

163 Contractual adjudication schemes

BUILDING AND ENGINEERING vol 5

163 Contractual adjudication schemes

163 Contractual adjudication schemes

Parties to construction contracts governed by the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (‘the Act’) are free to agree terms relating to adjudication, provided that those terms comply with the requirements of the Act and are in writing1. Construction contracts not governed by the Act also frequently contain provision for adjudication. Contractual provisions for adjudication usually contain or incorporate procedural rules governing the adjudication process. The most significant risk involved in the use of such rules is that of a particular provision being found to be non-compliant, with the consequence that the whole contractual scheme

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