Construction dispute successfully resolved

Lee Silk from our Dispute Resolution team recently settled a highly contentious construction dispute involving unique land. The dispute involved arguments about an application for payment, the validity of pay less notice and the true value of the works. Subsequent to the Court of Appeal decision in S&T (UK) Ltd v Grove Developments Ltd, employers can start an adjudication concerning the correct value of the sums due and are not deemed to have agreed the valuation because of its failure to serve a payment or pay less notice. A favourable settlement was agreed prior to proceedings being issued.