The purpose of the research is to obtain a better understanding of adjudicators’ jurisdiction in the context of the built environment.

In order to ensure adjudicators to have the jurisdiction to decide the dispute referred to them, it is of utmost importance that the adjudicator to have jurisdiction, without which, an adjudicator’s decision will be null and void and, ultimately. It cannot be enforced in court. This leads to the investigation of whether construction adjudicator should have jurisdiction to determine jurisdiction comparable to those of an arbitrator or not. The research investigates the jurisdiction of arbitrators whether their jurisdiction can be applied to that of adjudicators.

Furthermore, the research investigates in what circumstances construction adjudicators should be permitted to determine their own jurisdiction. There is a need for Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996, as amended by the Local Democracy Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 to be modernised. Finally, crucial recommendations are suggested to make construction adjudication more effective. The main contribution of this research addresses the question of should construction adjudicators’ jurisdiction to determine jurisdiction comparable to those of an arbitrator, and construction adjudicators should be permitted to determine their own jurisdiction in particular circumstances.



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