Adjudicator Challenges in Security of Payment Adjudication
15 February 2022 – 11th in our 2021/2022 series of CPD Events for Adjudicators commencing at 5:15pm sharp (Brisbane time).
Rosemarie Risgalla and Ted Smithies will present and lead discussion on some of the Adjudicator Challenges in Security of Payment Adjudication. Rosemarie and Ted are both experienced adjudicators and dispute avoidance/resolution specialists. They are Directors of Value Network (https://www.valuenetwork.biz). As Rosemarie and Ted point out, all Australian jurisdictions have some form of Security of Payment legislation in place. While the positive impact of Security of Payment legislation continues, there are ongoing challenges in that the adjudication process has increased in complexity to the point where smaller players still find the process intimidating and are deterred from making an adjudication application on disputed claims. There is increased complexity in evaluating submissions made by the parties and increased effort required in the determination of applications by adjudicators. Rosemarie and Ted examine some of the complex issues that need to be considered and the current challenges for adjudicators which need to be considered in the limited time they have available to complete a determination/decision.