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Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP

The effect of a failed adjudication on the JCT final certificate "conclusive evidence" clause

Senior associate, James Clarke: "As long as a valid notice of adjudication is given, that is enough to trigger the saving proviso... Once triggered, the saving proviso cannot be reversed."

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Notice of adjudication held to be valid despite "defects"

Director, Matt Molloy: "By now Valentine's Day had come and gone, roses were wilting and cards consigned to the recycling bin. It was 21 February. The deadline for the conclusivity clause had passed and the first adjudication had floundered for jurisdictional reasons."

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Michael Hopkins

Pinsent Masons LLP

Hillcrest Homes v Beresford & Curbishley: a bridge too far​

Partner, Michael Hopkins: "On receipt of CPR Part 8 proceedings, the respondent needs to weigh up its prospects on all issues before deciding whether or not to contest them."

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Practical Law

Are adjudication costs recoverable or not?

Barrister, Jessica Stephens, Keating Chambers: "Parties spend significant sums on adjudication... Many claims consultants are now advertising their services on the basis that costs (that is, their fees) are recoverable by referring parties. In this environment, it should not be too long before a court is troubled with these issues."

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