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Fenwick Elliott Grace is an Australian law firm based in Adelaide and Darwin, specialising in construction, energy and engineering projects. The firm is designed to provide world-class professional standards in this specialist field without large firm overheads.

 

 

 

Construction Law Updates

No. 1507

“One shot” to adjudicate

Adjudication of payment disputes has become commonplace under the Security of Payment legislation now in force across Australia. Sometimes contractors make an error when applying for adjudication and realise that the adjudication will end badly if they continue. In those circumstances, what does the contractor do? Should the contractor withdraw the application or restart the whole process?

A recent decision of the Court of Appeal of the Northern Territory makes clear the position under the Act as it applies to the Territory.

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