Adjudication - International and Domestic
The principle of Adjudication is not dissimilar to that of Arbitration. Unless the Parties have agreed otherwise, however, the decision of an Adjudicator or Adjudication Panel is binding only temporarily. In the United Kingdom, The Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 introduced statutory Adjudication into the payment provision for a widely interpreted scope of construction contracts. Several other Jurisdictions have follwed suit.
The FIDIC Series of Contract Forms incorporates Adjudication by a DAB (Dispute Adjudication Board) whose decision becomes final unless a Notice of Dissatisfaction is give within a prescribed period.
Geoffrey has been a sole adjudicator and member or chairman of Dispute Boards in Central and Eastern Europe and Malaysia and in the UK.