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CHAPTER 12 Statutory adjudication in the United Kingdom: Recent developments

Construction Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution


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CHAPTER 12

Statutory adjudication in the United Kingdom: Recent developments

Statutory adjudication in the United Kingdom: Recent developments

Pickavance James

Introduction

The United Kingdom's regime

12.1 Adjudication is an interim dispute resolution procedure by which the parties to a construction contract are provided with a unilateral right to refer a dispute to an independent determiner who, having received a submission from each party, will make a final binding decision. It provides an interim dispute resolution process by which, for statutory adjudication at least, cannot be contracted out of. The adjudicator’s decision is binding on the parties, unless or until the dispute is determined by litigation, arbitration or by agreement.1

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