Although adjudication has proved to be a much more unpredictable process than was anticipated, it has become popular. However, teething problems need to be addressed if it is to retain the confidence of the construction industry, writes Nick Carnell
Adjudication is increasingly coming to resemble Mornington Crescent, the radio panel game where the rules, if they exist at all, are constantly changing. As the number of reported cases arising out of adjudicators’ decisions breaks the hundred barrier, the idea of a quick, cheap and efficient way of resolving disputes seems to have been lost.
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