Dispute Management & Resolution

DisputeRes1-BWEdward provides an all-inclusive service including the commercial administration of disputes, and particularly advice on the Housing Grants, Construction Act 1996 and its subsequent amendment of the Local Democracy, Economic Development & Construction Act 2009 i.e. the process of CONSTRUCTION ADJUDICATION, and the statutory right to adjudication on construction contracts.

Statutory Adjudication in the construction industry provides a “fast track” response to disputes arising under oral and or written construction contracts, and requires an independently appointed ADJUDICATOR to provide a decision within twenty eight days of the referral of adjudication, or such longer period as is agreed by the parties after the dispute has been referred. In most cases, the ADJUDICATOR’S decision is   binding until the dispute is finally determined by legal proceedings, arbitration and or by agreement of the parties.

Given the appropriate timetable, it is possible for Edward to succeed in accomplishing an adjudicators ‘decision’, ‘award’ and ‘payment’(where applicable) within forty-two (42) days of the start of the adjudication process.

Edward has been associated and involved with over thirty-five adjudications, and has been substantially successful in the twenty (20) adjudications where he has acted as the Party Representative, representing Claimants and Defendants alike, ranging from ‘points of principles’ to sums being awarded to his Clients in excess of £100K.

Fixed price adjudication services can be provided, dependent upon the complexity of your case, and Edward would be pleased to discuss this with you.

Edward can also provide access to construction lawyers & solicitors for opinion and advice on any construction issue that may arise, whether contentious or not.

Advice and support can also be provided on ‘Mediation’ and ‘Alternative Dispute Resolution’.