The current adjudication process was set up by Parliament under the Housing Grants Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (as amended).  The process allows for a rapid resolution of disputes, usually within 28 days.  An adjudicator is usually a construction professional who makes legal and technical decisions on disputes which have arisen.  These decisions are binding on the parties.

Silver Shemmings has several lawyers who are also fully qualified adjudicators and who have been appointed to various Panels to act as adjudicators.

Our adjudicators are on the following panels:

        • The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
        •   The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
        •   Chartered Institute of Building
        •   The Royal Institution of British Architects
        •   The Construction Industry Council
        •   The Construction Industry Federation
        • The National Academy for Dispute Resolution
        • Contractors Plant Hire Association
        • RICS/Federation of Master Builders scheme

We may be appointed in one of the following ways:

  • By naming one of our adjudicators in your contract
  • By agreement  by parties in dispute
  • By nomination by a relevant Nominating Bodies as above

When an appointment is proposed, we act quickly and efficiently to ensure that the individual has the time to devote to the Referral and that there is no conflict or relationship between the individual, the practice and either Party in dispute.

Richard Silver

Richard has experience and qualifications in Construction Management and Quantity Surveying, as well as being a Barrister and a Solicitor.  He is appointed regularly by the RICS and CIArb to act as adjudicator in a number of adjudications. Richard is a person who is well able to identify the real issues and to deal with the dispute fairly and efficiently.

Robert Shawyer

Robert is a panel registered Adjudicator with the CIArb, CIOB, CCS, NADR, CPHA, RIBA and RICS panels. He has been appointed to deal with a number of complex construction and commercial disputes. Robert’s practical experience comes from 20 years in the construction industry which combined with his legal knowledge and Chartered professional qualifications makes him ideally qualified to act as an adjudicator.

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