Everything's coming up (silk) roses

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    Abstract

    The enactment of the Housing Grants Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 transformed the dispute resolution landscape within the UK construction industry. The ability of one party to a construction contract to take any dispute to adjudication at any time quickly superseded arbitration as the traditional dispute resolution process within the industry. The Adjudication Reporting Centre (ARC) at Glasgow Caledonian University was established in 1999 and subsequently published twelve annual reports. Data was collected each year from Adjudicator Nominating Bodies and a sample of practising Adjudicators. This paper collates the data gathered over the full twelve-year life of ARC to date and analyses longitudinal trends such as the number of adjudications reported, seasonal variations, matters and values in dispute, proportion of winners and losers, fees charged by adjudicators, etc. Conclusions are drawn about the changing nature of adjudication since its inception.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 32nd Annual ARCOM Conference
    PublisherARCOM
    Pages1-10
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)978-0-9955463-0-1
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2016

    Keywords

    • adjudication, contract law, dispute resolution.

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    Trushell, I. (2016). Everything's coming up (silk) roses. In Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ARCOM Conference (pp. 1-10). ARCOM.