The Dorchester Hotel Ltd v Vivid Interiors Ltd
Citation: BLR 135 TCC,  CILL 2676,  EWHC 70 (TCC), (2009) 25 Const LJ 449, 122 Con LR 55,  Bus LR 1026, 25 Const LJ 449
Nature of case:
A referral to adjudication on 19 December comprised a 92 page referral notice and 37 lever-arch files. The defendant sought declarations that the timetable for such a volume carried a serious risk of a breach of natural justice as it allowed inadequate time for response by the defendant and decision by the adjudicator. The declarations were refused on the facts, although the judge kept open the possibility of a further application to the Court or a challenge to enforcement proceedings if the anticipated breach of natural justice actually materialised.