AMEC Group Ltd v Thames Water Utilities Ltd

Citation: EWHC 419 (TCC)

Nature of case:
The applicant sought to enforce, by way of summary judgment, a decision of the adjudicator against the respondent, which was resisted on the grounds that the adjudicator had breached the rules of natural justice by failing to have regard to the respondent’s further response and by dealing with the dispute at all given its complexity. The court held that there was no obligation on an adjudicator to consider in detail a second-round submission that had been served very late in the adjudication process, and a failure to do so did not constitute a breach of natural justice. The adjudicator’s overriding objective was to complete his decision within the time limit.

Link to Judgment

Counsel

Simon Hargreaves QC
Lucy Garrett QC

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