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Akintoye, A, Renukappa, S and Lal, H (2012) The abolition of the "contracts in writing" rule in the 2009 Construction Act: Potential implications for UK adjudication. International Journal of Law in the Built Environment, 4(02), 140-56.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: adjudication; cash flow; dispute resolution; HGCRA 1996 Act; United Kingdom
  • ISBN/ISSN: 1756-1450
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1108/17561451211242512
  • Abstract:
    Purpose - The UK construction industry has been at the forefront of finding efficient, cost-effective and fair methods of resolving disputes. Therefore, to ensure the 1996 Act is more effective in achieving its intended objective, the new Act came into force on the 1 October 2011 in England and Wales, and 1 November 2011 in Scotland. The purpose of this paper is to explore one of the most important amendments in the new Act, the abolition of the "contract in writing" rule. The extent to which the UK industry is aware of the likely implications of the abolition of the "contracts in writing" rule in the new Act on the adjudication has not been empirically explored - which is the core raison d'