Webinar: Adjudication jurisdiction, natural justice and enforcement in the time of COVID-19

Webinar: Adjudication jurisdiction, natural justice and enforcement in the time of COVID-19

CategoryWebinars Archive Author John Denis-Smith, David Sawtell Date

The last few months have seen a number of decisions that impact on how parties refer disputes to adjudication, contest them, and then enforce the resulting decisions. The TCC and the Court of Appeal have provided guidance on a number of issues, including the bringing of adjudications by insolvent parties, using fraud to resist adjudication enforcement, and hybrid contracts.

John Denis-Smith and David Sawtell of 39 Essex Chambers will discuss some of the latest cases on adjudication in a live webinar format.

What this live webinar will cover:

  • Adjudication in the time of COVID-19: MillChris Developments Ltd v Waters [2020] 4 WLUK 45
  • Relying on fraud to resist enforcement of an adjudicator’s decision: PBS Energo A.S. v Bester Generacion UK Ltd [2020] EWCA Civ 404
  • Hybrid contracts and payment regimes: C Spencer Ltd v MW High Tech Projects UK Ltd [2019] EWHC 2547 (TCC) and [2020] EWCA Civ 331
  • Using adjudication to establish and ascertain sums for claims under bonds: Yuanda (UK) Company Ltd v Multiplex Construction Europe Ltd [2020] EWHC 468 (TCC)
  • Can an adjudicator get someone else to do their work? Dickie & Moore Ltd v McLeish and others [2019] CSOH 71 and Babcock Marine (Clyde) Ltd v HS Barrier Coatings Ltd [2019] CSOH 110
  • Severance of an adjudicator’s decision: Dickie & Moore Ltd v McLeish and others (No 2) [2019] CSOH 87; 187 Con LR  202
  • Crystallising the dispute and multiple contracts: LJH Paving Ltd v Meeres Civil Engineering Ltd [2019] EWHC 2601
  • Exceptions to the ‘insolvency prohibition’ in Bresco Electrical Services Ltd v Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd [2019] EWCA Civ 27: Meadowside Building Developments Ltd (In Liquidation) v 12-18 Hill Street Management Co Ltd [2019] EWHC 2651 (TCC)




John Denis-Smith’s and David Sawtell’s joint presentation – to view click here




[NB: Unfortunately there was some connectivity issues with the live webinar which is reflected in the recording – many apologies]



Date and Time

Tuesday 5th May @ 10.30am


This live webinar will last approximately 45 minutes. It will be supported by presentation slides.


PLEASE NOTE: This webinar is hosted by Zoom. Please visit the Zoom website for their Terms & Conditions.

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