- Major extension of adjudication rights (Abbey v Simply)
- What are the practical implications of this case?
- What was the background?
- What did the court decide?
- Case details
Construction analysis: In an important judgment, the Court of Appeal has confirmed that statutory adjudication rights can extend to contracts other than those through which the construction works and services are paid for and performed. The Court of Appeal’s decision provides rare guidance on how section 104(1) of the Housing Grants, Regeneration and Construction Act 1996 (HGCRA 1996) is to be interpreted and the extent to which statutory adjudication applies. This is the first time the Court of Appeal has considered the issue of what is a ‘construction contract’ for adjudication purposes. Written by Barry Hembling (email@example.com) of Watson, Farley & Williams LLP, who acted for the successful appellant in this case.
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