This fourth edition of Sir Peter Coulson's highly regarded work on construction adjudication, widely considered to be the leading authority in the field, continues to provide comprehensive analysis of the law and practice of adjudication in construction and engineering disputes.
Thoroughly revised with reference to over 80 new adjudication cases, the new edition of this popular title also provides an analysis of the increase in 'smash and grab' payment claims brought by contractors based on the procedural omissions of the employer. The book has also expanded to cover developments in the Technology and Construction Court's (TCC) practice and procedure for dealing with 'smash and grab' claims, and includes practical guidance from the TCC and Commercial Court as to the
necessary ethical principles to be adopted by adjudicators.
This work is the definitive guide to the law and practice of construction adjudication, making it an essential reference work for all those involved with construction law.
Lord Justice Coulson was a member of Keating Chambers, one of the two specialist construction sets, from 1984, and took Silk in 2001. He is a Bencher of Gray's Inn. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2001 and he became a Recorder the same year. In 2004, he was appointed a Senior Circuit Judge in the Technology and Construction Court. In 2008 he was appointed as a High Court Judge in the Queen's Bench Division. He was a presiding Judge of the North Eastern Circuit
between 2011 and 2014. He was appointed as the Judge in Charge of the Technology and Construction Court in 2016 and was appointed to the Court of Appeal in July 2017.