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Adjudication Under the Scheme for Construction Contracts

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ISBN13: 9780727726988
ISBN: 0727726986
Published: June 1998
Publisher: Thomas Telford Ltd
Format: paperback (C format)
Price: £58.00

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On 1st May the Housing Grants Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 - otherwise known as the Construction Act - came into force with the supporting Scheme for Construction Contracts with the specific aim of drastically cutting the number of expensive and damaging disputes in the industry. The new Act affects all Construction Contacts entered into after 1st May and applies to all main and subcontracts for the carrying out of construction operations. It also applies to contracts between clients and consultants, labour-only contracts, and contracts with the Crown. The most important requirement of the Act is the right to adjudication for all disputes and this major new book, Adjudication under the Scheme for Construction Contracts, provides practical and straightforward guidance to the effects of the Act and the Scheme. The book is not a legal treatise but a simple guide to help those who have a dispute which is referred to adjudication, and those who have difficulty with the payment terms. It highlights your new rights under the Act, and how to go about securing them and explains in simple terms the actions required by the Scheme. The alternative actions, and appropriate tactics at

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Introduction: the Act and its implications Pre-contract considerations Adjudication - getting started: the Notice of Adjudication The Referring Party: the appointment of the adjudicator and referral of the dispute