Adjudication

HKA offers a comprehensive and flexible adjudication service, which allows our clients to benefit from a focused approach to delay, quantum and technical disputes.

Our consultants are highly experienced in managing adjudication proceedings and act in one of four distinct roles to ensure that complex legal issues are dealt with effectively during the adjudication:

  • as lead party representatives for claimants or defendants
  • in an advisory capacity working collaboratively with party-appointed or in-house legal teams providing valuable insight into quantum, delay and technical matters
  • as independent expert witnesses in quantum and/or delay and/or technical matters in order to assist the adjudicator on complex disputes. Our experts are regularly instructed by leading legal firms across the UK on such issues.
  • as Adjudicators nominated by the parties or leading Adjudicator Nominating Bodies. This experience allows us to provide an effective insight into the adjudication process.

Once an adjudicator issues an award, the decision is binding and where a party has failed to comply with that decision, we can assist our clients in selecting the correct legal representation to commence enforcement proceedings in the courts.

In summary, our adjudication service offering includes:

  • performing an initial assessment of the merits of the case
  • advising on necessary details and evidence
  • preparing adjudication submissions
  • acting as party representative
  • acting as advisor in collaboration with legal teams
  • acting as independent expert witnesses
  • acting as adjudicator
  • introducing trusted legal firms to allow enforcement proceedings in the courts.