Coulson on Construction Adjudication

Coulson on Construction Adjudication

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The first edition of Construction Adjudication was the first book to deal comprehensively with the law and practice of adjudication in construction and engineering disputes. Written by a High Court judge sitting in the Technology and Construction Court, this new edition of Coulson on Construction Adjudication provides a definitive up-to-date text, invaluable to all involved in the adjudication process. The Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 introduced adjudication as a new and compulsory form of dispute resolution mechanism in construction contracts, pursuant to which all disputes are decided in 28 days by an adjudicator, whose decision then remains binding and enforceable, unless and until it is challenged in court or arbitration. Since the first edition of this book, there has been an explosion in the number of these adjudication cases before the courts in which significant principles have been refined.
The Local Democracy, Economic Development, and Construction Act 2009 has also introduced important amendments to the Act and to adjudication, including abolition of the requirement for construction contracts to be in writing; new powers for the adjudicator to make corrections; changes to liability for the adjudicator's costs; and changes to the payment regime. The new edition of this established and popular text has been painstakingly revised to provide comprehensive coverage of these new legislative changes, as well as to analyze the wealth of decisions under clear headings, explaining the scope and limits of an adjudicator's decision. Containing new material on the principles of fairness and natural justice which have been key to many adjudication enforcement decisions, this new edition also contains an expanded section offering practical advice to parties and to adjudicators as to how they can ensure a successful adjudication, and includes new material on the decision.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 536 pages
  • 168 x 248 x 36mm | 1,079.54g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0199597227
  • 9780199597222
  • 887,052

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We needed this second edition not only because we now have 475 judgements, but because adjudication has moved on. Peter Coulson's book will tell you all you need to know about adjudication and where we are today. Tony Bingham, Building Both learned and lucid, this edition is an easy to read, easy to use guide that will undoubtedly help you cut through the complexities and complications of thsi often vexed area of law. Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor, Richmond Green Chambers
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About Peter Coulson

The Honourable Sir Peter Coulson was appointed a Senior Circuit Judge in 2004, and became a High Court Judge in 2007. He sits in the Technology and Construction Court in London. Prior to that he was, for over 20 years, a member of Keating Chambers, a specialist construction set in Essex Street. He took silk in 2001 and became a recorder in 2002. He is a Bencher of Gray's Inn.
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Table of contents

PART 1: STATUTORY ADJUDICATION ; 1. The Latham Report and its Aftermath ; 2. Part II of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 ; 3. The Statutory Scheme ; 4. The Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 ; PART 2: OTHER FORMS OF ADJUDICATION ; 5. Contractual Adjudication ; 6. Ad Hoc Adjudication ; PART 3: THE ADJUDICATOR'S JURISDICTION ; 7. General Principles ; 8. Errors of Law and Fact ; 9. Abatement and Set-Off ; 10. Costs and Fees ; PART 4: NATURAL JUSTICE ; 11. General Principles ; 12. Bias ; 13. A Fair Hearing ; PART 5: ENFORCEMENT ; 14. The Status and Effect of an Adjudicator's Decision ; 15. Principles of Enforcement ; 16. Adjudication Business in the TCC ; 17. Stay of Execution ; PART 6: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO ADJUDICATION ; 18. Commencing an Adjudication ; 19. The Adjudication Itself ; 20. The Adjudicator's Decision ; APPENDICES
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