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Multi-tiered dispute resolution clauses. What are they? Why include them? Are they enforceable?
Jessica Stephens, barrister, Keating Chambers
"The test in Wah v Grant Thornton gave some degree of certainty. It is not yet clear whether and, if so, to what extent Teare J's decision in Emirates Trading will be followed."
A good use of Part 8 in adjudication
Matt Molloy, director, MCMS Ltd
"[Hurley Palmer Flatt v Barclays Bank is] another example of how effective the TCC is at supporting and policing adjudication, making sure the process works and the parties keep their houses in order."
The role of experts in adjudication
Catherine Gelder, partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
"Do we need to put safeguards in place to ensure that the adjudicator is not misled by a partial expert?"
Topical issues experienced at the coal face of adjudication practice
Tim Hillier, associate, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
"Most readers will spot some old favourites that are still causing a few headaches, and also some newer issues that have been building to a crescendo more recently."
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For specimen copies of the JCT contracts and guidance notes, see:
- Inner House upholds earlier refusal to grant interim interdict (injunction) to prevent party adjudicating (Court of Session)
- Monthly public procurement case law digest for September 2014
- Public Sector blog post: NHS health care services and the Draft Public Contracts Regulations 2015
- High Court adjourns application for early disclosure in public procurement proceedings
- Multi-tiered dispute resolution clauses, CPR 8 and experts in adjudication
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