Akenhead J’s judgment in Allied P&L Ltd v Paradigm Housing Group Ltd raises several interesting questions about adjudication enforcement. PLC Construction has discussed the case with Calum Lamont, counsel for Allied at the enforcement hearing, to identify some of these issues.
Following that discussion, here are PLC Construction’s thoughts on some key points.
(The White Rabbit, in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures Under Ground.)
Two weeks ago, I wrote about an interesting argument on the relationship between the “final date for payment” under a construction contract and a claim for statutory interest. This week, I look at delays in bringing a claim for statutory interest… Continue reading →
I was reading Akenhead J’s decision in Allied v Paradigm and, aside from the issue of whether the adjudicator had jurisdiction (was there one dispute – termination – or two disputes – termination and damages), one comment in particular caught my eye. Continue reading →
I saw a good film recently called The Bank Job, which is loosely based on the 1971 Baker Street Robbery.
The plan is to break into safety deposit boxes, which the robbers think will contain large amounts of cash and valuables. I won’t give the story away, but the Security Service, MI5, gets involved because the owner of one of the boxes is “of interest”. Continue reading →
The government has published six draft national policy statements (NPSs) for consultation. They are the latest step in a detailed consultation on energy and, in particular, nuclear energy aimed at taking policy to the year 2030.
This week, we have reported on another Court of Appeal decision on a letter of intent. (Earlier this year, the Court of Appeal gave judgment in RTS v Muller.) The case (Whittle v Hollywood) sounds very rock and roll… Continue reading →
Nowadays parties take for granted that an adjudicator’s decision is enforceable (subject to valid natural justice and jurisdictional challenges), but rarely do parties give thought to the status of the decision. Continue reading →
PLC Construction recently received an enquiry asking whether a contract administrator owes a contractor a common law duty of care.
This question is particularly relevant in the current economic crisis. More and more contractors are faced with an insolvent employer and are asking whether they can recover their losses from third parties, such as a contract administrator. Continue reading →