Statutory adjudication to the construction industry
The Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996
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.