Despite the relatively short timetables applied in adjudications, adjudication costs can still be substantial. Significantly, in the absence of an effective agreement to the contrary, the Construction Act 1996 is silent on the issue and makes no provision for the recovery of adjudication costs. Unsurprisingly, and perhaps because adjudication costs bills can become rather huge, over the years parties have deployed various arguments to try and recover their adjudication costs.
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