CIPAA Adjudication – To What End?

When the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012 (“CIPAA”) came into force on 15 April 2014, the construction industry was stoked and at the same time sceptical. Since then, the Courts in the cases that were brought before it in regards to CIPAA have upheld the aim that CIPAA adjudication is meant to achieve rough justice – ‘pay now, argue later’. The industry was somewhat elevated in their scepticism but they continue to watch closely