Since 1998, most disputes within the Construction Industry are resolved by the Adjudication process as set out in the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996, as amended by the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Regeneration Act 2009, as well as the rules contained in many of the standard forms of contract, sub-contracts and consultant agreements.
The use of Adjudication extends beyond the accepted scope for Arbitration or Litigation in that many smaller disputes can be dealt with in a relatively fast and cost effective manner; that is not to say that large disputes cannot use Adjudication, they can and do.
Our lawyers have been at the forefront of Adjudication since May 1998 and have not only advised and guided clients through the Adjudication process but have also been appointed as Adjudicators, both by agreement and by way of nomination by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
The nature of Adjudication requires a fast service from initial advice regarding the dispute to the preparation and presentation of the submissions and associated documentation.
Silver Shemmings can provide such a service due to its flexibility both in terms of the allocation of resources and the support of its staff, breadth of expertise and experience of dispute resolution within the Construction Industry.