News | February 21, 2022

Adjudication: Part 1 – The Basics

In this series, Natalie Pilagos answers some frequently asked questions in relation to adjudication, which is in practice, the primary forum of dispute resolution for construction disputes.

Where did adjudication come from?

By the 80’s, unfair payment practices in the construction industry were common. Litigation to recover payments took too long and was too expensive.  It was recognised  by government that a swifter and cheaper method of dispute resolution was needed to recover monies due. After industry wide  consultation the statutory right to adjudication for construction contracts was born. The aim of adjudication was  to improve cash flow in the construction industry…

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