ALTERNATIVE CONSTRUCTION
DISPUTE ADJUDICATION

The legal system recognises the need to resolve a construction dispute with greater speed and effectiveness. Parties are encouraged to follow a range of alternative paths before subjecting their differences to the cost and rigour of formal legal proceedings.

Construction dispute arbitration has existed for may years alongside litigation and The Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 has in recent times given the parties to a construction contract the right to refer a construction dispute to adjudication.

Perhaps the most important aspect of the construction dispute adjudication legislation is that it provides a mechanism for the speedy resolution of construction disputes: in general, matters have to resolved in twenty eight days.

Dr Eaton acts regularly as an adjudicator and is appointed to the RIBA architectural adjudication panel. The skill and experience which he has accumulated over many years can be utilised to benefit the parties in this now established form of construction dispute resolution. He has been appointed in over fifty construction dispute adjudications as well as construction mediations.

In addition to acting as and adjudicator John Eaton is regularly appointed by the individual parties to provide advice and to assist with the preparation of the arguments and the documents presented to other adjudicators in disputes arising from construction disputes.

JOHN EATON MA PhD Dip Arch RIBA MCIArb FRSA

NATURAL HOUSE STOUGHTON LANE, STOUGHTON, LEICESTER LE2 2FH
T 0116 271 8776 F 0116 271 5443
E-MAIL john.eaton@clara.net