Adjudication Enforcement – Guidance on Natural Justice and Jurisdiction

In the case of Global Switch Estates 1 Limited -v- Sudlows Limited, the Technology and Construction Court (“TCC”) dismissed an application for summary judgment to enforce an adjudicator’s decision due to material breaches of the rules of natural justice. Background […]

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Insolvent Company Successfully Enforces an Adjudicator’s Decision

The recent case of Styles & Wood Limited (in administration) v GE CIF Trustees Limited is one of the first reported decisions where an insolvent party has successfully enforced an adjudication decision using the principles laid down in the recent […]

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Insolvent Company Enforcing an Adjudicator’s Decision – Applying the Principles

The recent case of John Doyle Construction Limited v Erith Contractors Limited is the first reported judgment that applies the decision in Bresco. In this case Fraser J in the Technology and Construction Court set out the principles that the […]

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When Does an Adjudicator’s Error Amount to a Breach of Natural Justice?

One of the few grounds available for resisting the enforcement of an adjudicator’s decision is a claim of breach of the rules of natural justice. In the case of JJ Rhatigan & Co (UK) Limited (“Rhatigan”) v Rosemary Lodge Developments […]

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Adjudication Enforcement – Fraud and Stays of Execution

In the most recent instalment of proceedings between Grandlane Developments Limited (“Grandlane”) and Skymist Holdings Limited (“Skymist”), following its unsuccessful challenge as to the validity of the adjudicator’s appointment, Skymist sought to resist enforcement of the adjudicator’s decision on the […]

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Resisting Enforcement of an Adjudicator’s Decision – The Fraud Defence

Attempts to resist enforcement of adjudication decisions by alleging they were procured by fraud are becoming more common, PBS Energo A.S v Bester Generacion UK Limited [2019] was “one of those rare adjudication cases” whereby the defence was successful and […]

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Is Challenging an Adjudicator’s Decision by Using Enforcement Proceedings an Abuse of Process?

The courts have adopted a swift approach to adjudication enforcement. However, in the recent case of Amey LG Limited (“ALG”) v Amey Birmingham Highways Limited (“ABHL”), ALG sought to use that same process to have an adjudicator’s decision declared a […]

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Adjudication, Fraud and Stays of Execution

The Court of Appeal has endorsed a first instance decision by the Technology and Construction Court (“TCC”) granting a stay of execution on new grounds. In the context of adjudication enforcement, the leading guidance is set out in the case […]

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Challenges to Enforcement: No Breach of Natural Justice

This is the latest dispute between Vinci Construction UK Ltd (“Vinci”) and Beumer Group UK Ltd (“Beumer”) to arise out of a Sub-Contract concerning development works at Gatwick Airport. In this case, Beumer sought to resist enforcement of an adjudicator’s […]

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