- Lowest Value in Dispute €10K - €30K
- Claiming Party has been successful or partially successful in 34 of the 40 Adjudicator decisions reported.
- Enforcement of Adjudicators decisions has been strengthened. To ensure the enforcement of an Adjudicators decision, should the unsuccessful party refuse to pay, the Rules of the Superior Courts were broadened to incorporate a provision for the enforcement by the High Court.
- When referring a payment claim to Adjudication, all appropriate procedures required under the Act and Code of Practice should be followed.The Chair makes the point that if a party to a construction contract, as defined under the Act, is contemplating referring a payment dispute for adjudication, all appropriate procedures required under the Act and the 'Code of Practice Governing the Conduct of Adjudications' should be followed. An information booklet on the Construction Contracts Act, 2013 is available on the Department's website at www.enterprise.gov.ie, which includes information on the various stages in the adjudication process.
This insight has been provided by Mr Peter McCarthy, Principal Consultant at Conlex Consulting. For more information about the Construction Contracts Act 2013 and the process of referring a payment claim to Adjudication, don't hesitate to get in touch with Peter by email email@example.com or on 086-7816358 for a non-binding consultation.