Adjudication: Tiered and temporary binding dispute resolution in construction and engineering

Peter Fenn, Michael O'Shea

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    Abstract

    Enforcement, procedural, and jurisdictional issues relating to adjudications or decisions made by adjudicators have produced a large body of case law. The statutory changes created the role of adjudicator and offered a new career path for many construction professionals. Adjudication under the HGCRA is a quick, enforceable, and a relatively cheap alternative to arbitration or the courts, covering all manner of disputes, and is available unilaterally at any time. The adjudicator may get the decision wrong, but the courts will still enforce the wrong decision of an adjudicator. Conor Owens reports that dispute resolution in the construction industry in Ireland is about to change radically with the introduction of the new public works forms of contract. Sean Brannigan, a barrister, describes UK legal developments via judicial intervention and its key battleground, natural justice. There will continue to be a smorgasbord of dispute resolution processes for resolving construction disputes.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)203
    JournalJournal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice
    Volume134
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

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