In an important decision, the Court of Appeal overturned a High Court judgment that had restricted the use of a quicker and cheaper means of resolving construction disputes.
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In an important decision, the UK Court of Appeal has today overturned a High Court judgment that restricted the use of a quicker and cheaper means of resolving construction disputes. The decision in Abbey Healthcare (Mill Hill) Limited v Simply Construct (UK) LLP, in which WFW’s construction team acted for Abbey, the successful appellant, will have significant implications for the construction and real estate industries as it confirms the benefits of adjudication as being more widely available.
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