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NEC Contracts : Dispute Adjudication in the UK

When it comes to dispute resolution there is an important difference in NEC contracts from JCT and other standard form contracts. This week, Tony Bingham highlights when adjudication is a must or an option.



NEC 3 Project Manager's Decision Making Role

This short guide explains the decision making powers available to a Project Manager under and NEC 3 contract. The Project Manager (PM) in the NEC 3 Contract documents is frequently caught in a real bind. Among the large number of functions both great and small are those, which call upon him to decide matters of opinion and do so founded on independence of mind. Tony Bingham takes a look at some of the options available to the parties involved to avoid tricky issues of bias and conflicts of interest.




A brief guide to NEC contract documents

Ok, so we've learnt about how adjudicators get appointed under NEC 3 contracts, but did you know that there are many types of NEC 3 contracts designed for different situations. Here's a brief run down with links to each of them.



A brief guide to JCT Contract Documents

Last month we had a brief look at the different types of NEC 3 contract forms and pointed out that the language used is industry friendly as opposed to lawyer friendly. To give some balance to the discussion, here is a run down of JCT contracts. We'll let you decide which is more appropriate for you.



Adjudicator Nominating Body - what we do.

An adjudicator nominating body appoints adjudicators to help bring resolution to a dispute arising under a construction contract. There are many of them around and parties are free to approach them to help them appoint an adjudicator. We take a look under the hatch of nec-adjudicators.org to see what it is all about and how it works in practice.


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