FL Solicitors


Adjudication is a form of dispute resolution which is designed to protect cash-flow during construction. Adjudication claims are dealt with within 28 days. Therefore, adjudications are best used when parties are facing a time constraint in relation to receiving payments. Our construction and engineering solicitors have up-to-date knowledge of the latest developments in the area of construction adjudication law.

We advise in relation to the full spectrum of issues which arise in construction projects, including:

  • Delay analysis
  • Contract interpretation
  • Loss and expense
  • Defects
  • Extensions of time
  • Payment
  • Design Liability
  • Retention
  • Professional negligence
  • Quantum
  • Health and safety issues

Our adjudication services on behalf of claimants and respondents include preparation of:

  • Notice of Adjudication
  • Referral Notice
  • Response
  • Reply
  • Rejoinder
  • Enforcement of Award through the Courts

Through informed and practical advice, we will guide you along the whole adjudication process to help you find the best path to a successful solution.

Examples of experience:

  • Successfully adjudicated a Final Account dispute relating to the design, construction and general provision of a high-end computer assembly plant.
  • Successfully adjudicated a payment dispute relating to various variations relating to construction works at various retail outlets.
  • Successfully adjudicated in relation to repudiatory breach of contract.

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Adjudication in Construction