Fenwick Elliott is an acknowledged leader in the field of adjudication. We have been instrumental in shaping UK adjudication policy – a particularly fast-changing area of the law.

Formal legal options for resolving disputes are often costly and protracted. At Fenwick Elliott, we understand adjudication and recognise that whilst it can have its pitfalls, used with care, adjudication can be an efficient means of bringing a dispute to a conclusion.

Many of our partners are accredited adjudicators and serve on several industry panels. This experience of the adjudication process means that whether you just require advice on a discrete jurisdictional issue or need our assistance to run or defend an adjudication, we provide prompt proactive commercial advice you can rely upon.

We look to agree the right strategy for you and this includes looking to the future and what happens after the adjudicator has issued their decision. Whilst we frequently advise on the merits of enforcing adjudicators’ decisions, or defending such claims in the Technology and Construction Court, we never forget the bigger picture.

Acting on behalf of a Chinese trade contractor in adjudication and enforcement proceedings in the TCC, in respect of the construction of a substantial luxury hotel in Westminster.

Acting for a main contractor in relation to £180 million refurbishment of major hotel. Assisting to negotiate and finalise various deeds of amendment to the building contract and to then to agree and finalise the final account without an expensive and distracting dispute resolution process.

Acting on behalf of a Housing Association in relation to disputes with the contractor over its final account claims and the interpretation of, and interrelationship between, the PPC 2000 partnering contract.

Acting on behalf of a major international EPC contractor in connection with various disputes and legal issues arising during the construction and commissioning of a 1025MW combined cycle power station and associated desalination plant in Qatar.


Tremendous reputation for adjudication.
Chambers and Partners UK