Adjudication on construction projects can be a knotty issue, and never more so than when the parties are dealing with final certificate disputes. One man who knows his way around the issue is Mr Justice Coulson, who (literally) wrote the book on them: “Coulson on Construction Adjudication”. Thankfully he was around to hear the recent case ofTrustees of the Marc Gilbard Settlement Trust v OD Developments  EWHC 70 (TCC), in which he considered how many bites at the cherry a contractor gets to challenge a final certificate.
Final Certificate Challenge
Robert Calnan reviews the recent decision in Trustees of the Marc Gilbard Settlement Trust v OD Developments  and the key issues it raises regarding final certificates and adjudication.