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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Construction Adjudication in Ireland

ISBN13: 9781138187924
To be Published: November 2016
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £95.00

The Construction Contracts Act 2013 introduces adjudication for the construction industry in Ireland for the first time. The essence of adjudication is in providing a means whereby disputes as to payment under a construction contract are resolved quickly and cheaply. The key feature distinguishing adjudication from other processes is that the money found due by the adjudicator must be paid pending the outcome of arbitration or litigation. Its primary function therefore is to ensure cash flow for contractors and sub-contractors.

Leading construction lawyer Anthony Hussey’s new book is the first to provide a section by section analysis of the Act itself, an analysis of the Code of Practice which will be implemented by statutory instrument at the same time as the Act itself is brought into force, and a discussion of the likely constitutional issues to which the legislation will give rise.

This practical legal reference is aimed at all those involved in construction contract disputes be they lawyers, architects, engineers, quantity surveyors, contractors and sub-contractors.

Irish Law
1. Introduction
2. The Scope of the Act
3. Exclusions from the Scope of the Act
4. Payment Entitlements
5. Payment Claim Notices
6. The Adjudication Process
7. Selection of Panel of Adjudicators
8. Extent to Which Adjudicator’s Decision is Binding
9. Enforcement
10. Right to Suspend Work
11. Costs, Fees & Expenses
12. Code of Practice
13. Constitutional Issues
14. Miscellaneous Matters