Statutory Adjudication To The Construction Industry
The Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 introduced statutory adjudication to the construction industry in addition to contractual adjudication which already featured in a number of standard form contracts.
Statutory adjudication provides for a 28 days fast-track dispute resolution procedure.
In the almost 20 years since adjudication has been available through this piece of legislation, Lewis Cohen has represented a number of claimants and respondents in the process dealing with a number of issues including final account disputes, claims for delay and disruption and claims for defective workmanship and negligent design.
Not only does Lewis have a breadth of knowledge from his experience in this field but he recently studied for two years on the RICS Diploma course and is now a qualified adjudicator.
Adjudication, by its nature, remains a private dispute resolution procedure unless the decision is taken to court for enforcement.
Lewis has experience in successfully enforcing adjudicator’s decisions in the Technology & Construction Court.
Given the fast track nature of adjudication, this requires a flexible response when defending claims and Lewis and his team are able to offer immediate advice and a rapid response when acting for both the claimant and the respondent.